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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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Lucy Collins – Choose Your #AgVenture

  Gumboots This year has taken me on a journey that has challenged my idea of what it means to be a farmer. For so long, I’ve thought that until I owned my own patch of dirt and was in the dairy every morning milking cows, out in the paddock riding a horse, or driving […]

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Adam Jenkins – Choose Your #AgVenture

Farmer, Business Owner & Operator and AgriBusiness Consultant I am just as passionate today about agriculture and its opportunities as the day I got involved over 30 years ago. There are enormous challenges ahead, but this also presents immense opportunities. The technology, research and farm practices today in Australia are cutting edge, and we will continue to challenge ourselves to produce […]

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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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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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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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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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