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Support needed to help keep regional industry growing

9 June 2022   MEDIA RELEASE   Support needed to help keep regional industry growing   One of south west Victoria’s key industry bodies is calling for community support so they can continue providing a voice for the agricultural community.   Food and Fibre Great South Coast (FFGSC) is asking the community to invest in […]

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Food and Fibre Great South Coast Inc. Calls for Board Director Nominations

9 June 2022     MEDIA RELEASE   Food and Fibre Great South Coast Inc. Calls for Board Director Nominations   Food and Fibre Great South Coast Inc. is seeking expressions of interest from passionate individuals wishing to join our volunteer board as a director. Board Directors oversee the strategic direction of the organisation’s activities, […]

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South West Victoria claims Australia’s top agriculture producer

27 May 2022     MEDIA RELEASE   South West Victoria claims Australia’s top agriculture producer with more growth yet to come   South West Victoria is the country’s largest agricultural producer, new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed.   The ABS’ figure on the gross value of agricultural regions found that […]

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Food and Fibre targets economic, jobs and income boom through smarter agricultural water use

Tuesday 15 February 2022       MEDIA RELEASE Food and Fibre Targets $40m per year Economic Boost, with $21.7m for Local Households   A report by Food and Fibre Great South Coast has revealed that south-west Victoria’s food and fibre sector could add $40m worth of value to the local economy by increasing its […]

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Food and Fibre Launches Careers Advisory Panel

  1 December 2021     MEDIA RELEASE FOOD AND FIBRE GREAT SOUTH COAST LAUNCHES PANEL TO SHOWCASE DIVERSE AND SURPRISING CAREERS   Food and Fibre Great South Coast is proud to launch the inaugural Careers Advisory Panel – a collaborative careers innovation from the food and fibre industry designed to showcase diverse and surprising […]

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Food and Fibre Calls for Representation in Careers Education Statewide

19 November 2021     MEDIA RELEASE   #AGDAYAU – FOOD AND FIBRE CALLS FOR REPRESENTATION IN CAREERS EDUCATION STATEWIDE   Food and Fibre Great South Coast is today celebrating National Agriculture Day (#AgDayAu)’s #AgVenture theme by calling for investment to enable and empower food and fibre representation in careers education and advisory programs across […]

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INTERNATIONAL RURAL WOMEN’S DAY – CELEBRATE RURAL WOMEN!

This International Rurual Women’s Day, Friday 15 October, Food and Fibre Great South Coast is excited to Celebrate Rural Women! Over the next week, Food and Fibre Great South Coast will share the stories of five rural women who make the Great South Coast great: Oonagh Kilpatrick (Food and Fibre Great South Coast Board member […]

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Celebrate Rural Women! “Claire Cheeseman”

Claire Cheeseman is just beginning her career in agriculture. Finishing up her double degree in Commerce and Science, majoring in Agribusiness and Environmental Science at Deakin University she is interested to see where she will go. Claire says she didn’t plan on studying agribusiness when she left high school but she says she “felt excited […]

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Celebrate Rural Women! “Oonagh Kilpatrick”

My Leadership Great South Coast Photo Story  The question I have asked myself often throughout my ten years of living in Australia and in this region is, how does one promote, honour and contribute to a region which offers so much opportunity, which provides such enormous economic benefits across the food and fibre sectors, and […]

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Celebrate Rural Women! “Karen O’Keefe”

Three quarters of passion Karen O’Keefe is the Regional Agricultural Landcare Facilitator with Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CCMA) and owns a small lifestyle property near Rokewood. She explains that she has been in her current role for 8 years working across the Corangamite region which “covers from Ballarat to Geelong, along the Bellarine Peninsula and […]

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Celebrate Rural Women! “Cath Jenkins”

A big shift Cath Jenkins is an independent consultant, on the board of Corangamite Catchment Management Authority and owns a family farm in South Purrumbete that has undergone some major shifts in the last few years. “In the last two years we’ve changed the operation from dairy into a livestock grazing enterprise. And in the […]

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Celebrate Rural Women! “Carlie Barry”

Our time to turn it around Carlie Barry and her husband operate a dairy farm in Camperdown and she shares her journey from conventional farming to organic regenerative farming. “When I got pregnant with my eldest daughter, who is now 16, I started on this journey of finding out where your food comes from. Working […]

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