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Victoria Stack – Careers Advisory Panel Ambassador

‘The opportunities—farming wise—you can go pretty much anywhere in the world.’ Victoria left home at seventeen and has worked in the food and fibre industry ever since. Growing up in Canada, she never saw herself working with koalas, but after many years of travelling and learning different skills, she ended up in Australia. ‘The industry […]

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Rowan Ault – Careers Advisory Panel Ambassador

‘One thing the dairy industry does really well is on the job training or industry training. The only thing you really need to do is make a start because there are a lot of helping hands and assistance out there. People are very good at reaching out if they see somebody trying to make their […]

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Ralph Cotter – Careers Advisory Panel Ambassador

‘I see it as a very honourable job because you are doing something positive, you are creating something, and you are helping people.’ Ralph always thought agriculture was just about farming, but when he started out in the industry, he realised it was so much more than that. He found there were all these other […]

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Karensa Menzies – Careers Advisory Panel Ambassador

‘I am the type of person who likes exploring new things. I like things keeping interesting, and agriculture offers that and you can tailor it to your want. It allows me to travel, explore new places, to enrich people’s lives.’ Karensa grew up in rural Victoria, and from an early age, she developed a love […]

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Bethany Lewis – Careers Advisory Panel Ambassador

Bethany never thought she would find herself in food and fibre, but the energy and strength of nature pulled her in, and now she is slowing down and learning to become a part of the natural rhythm of the land. ‘’Someone recently said to me, ‘slow is the fastest way to get to where you […]

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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 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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Educator Resources

As part of the Careers Advisory Panel’s food and fibre careers advocacy, we’ve identified several free food and fibre teaching resources for educators and students. These resources aim to bring the food and fibre industry into the classroom through interactive games, animated stories, videos and reading material. Explore these free teaching resources which are linked […]

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Something different every day

Lexie Leonard has a quite simple message for the people of the Great South Coast. “Australian agriculture is booming.” The final ambassador of the Great South Coast’s Food + Fibre 2020 campaign, Lexie says agriculture is an exciting and important space to be in – and one she highly recommends. “This industry is a vital […]

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The world is your oyster

Aquaculture technician Lachlan Hulands is proof that the world truly is your oyster. The Assistant Production Manager at Southern Ocean Mariculture has been at the abalone farm for five years, working as an aquaculture technician. “I do a lot of animal husbandry with abalone, grading abalone and getting them ready for market,” Lachlan says. “We […]

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On the other side of the world – and loving it

Seven years ago Franzi Riegger boarded a plane in Germany, destined for Australia. Backpacking around, she soon stumbled upon south-west Victoria. And while we know it’s the heart of Australia’s food and fibre sector, it didn’t take long for Franzi to also work this out. “I started working at Treloars Roses and also as a […]

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Bringing Technology to the Saleyards

By Outcross Agri Services Victorian Operations Manager Peter Brooker: I’ve always loved agriculture. I’m originally from central west New South Wales, where I lived in a very agricultural based little community. From there I was a Jackaroo for two years at the Haddon Rig, where we ran merino sheep, angus cattle, broad acre cropping and […]

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