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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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Leadership for All Seasons – Event wrap-up

Food and Fibre Great South Coast and our event partner, Westpac Agribusiness, welcomed leaders from across the region to celebrate International Women’s Day at Deakin University, Warrnambool, with its first ever contemporary leadership forum: Leadership for All Seasons.  Vibrant floral bouquets topping every table and a head of local garlic grown ten kilometres away for […]

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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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Is Regenerative Farming the Answer?

While the phrase “regenerative agriculture” is new, the concepts behind it are not. Indigenous Peoples across the world have nurtured land for thousands of years in such a way that future generations would be able to use it to the same extent. In a more recent context, the introduction of biodynamic farming in 1924 and […]

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Annual Report 2020-21

Food & Fibre – Great South Coast Inc. View the full report here.   CHAIR’S REPORT GEORGINA GUBBINS CHAIR The Great South Coast is going from strength to strength as we work to implement our growth strategies into 2021. It is with great pleasure that I provide an update on our strategic commitment to grow […]

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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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Careers Advisory Panel: Flyer

The Careers Advisory Panel is a collaborative initiative aimed at increasing employment participation by inspiring young people to choose a food and fibre career. The Panel’s primary goal is to sustainably increase employment participation in the sector.

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Media release: Board member announcement

Wednesday 1 September 2021       MEDIA RELEASE FOOD AND FIBRE ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS   Food and Fibre Great South Coast today announced the appointment of two new Directors to our Board – highly experienced agribusiness banker Rhonda Henry and Camperdown organic dairy farmer Carlie Barry. The vacancies were created […]

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