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A career in agriculture can offer incredible benefits, huge lifestyle perks and enormous job satisfaction

Read about how a career in agriculture can offer incredible benefits. Will Winter-Cooke explains the huge lifestyle perks and enormous job satisfaction working in Food & Fibre in the Great South Coast.

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Diverse range of career opportunities

Growing up on a dairy farm at Glenormiston, Danielle O’Keeffe knew she wanted a career in agriculture – but didn’t want to be a dairy farmer. Read about her progression into pasture agronomy and the wide range of career opportunities available in food & fibre in the Great South Coast.

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Why is agriculture a good career choice for a young person?

Food + Fibre Great South Coast Executive Officer, Tony Ford, talks about his rewarding career in food production and food manufacturing that has spanned 35 years in Australian and international agribusiness.
There are so many opportunities in food & fibre beyond the farm gate…

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TIMBOON P-12 TAP PROGRAM FEATURES IN NEW STUDY INTO PARENT ENGAGEMENT IN CAREER EDUCATION

Fantastic to see these ARACY case studies about Parent Engagement in Career Education launched.

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POWERCOP PROPOSES UPGRADES TO NETWORK TO SUPPORT GREAT SOUTH COAST DAIRY FARMERS

Electricity distributor Powercor is proposing to invest $8.7 million to upgrade power infrastructure in the Great Soputh Coast’s dairy farm-intensive communities.

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CLIMATE SNAPSHOT OF THE LAST 30 YEARS IN THE GLENELG HOPKINS REGION

Annual rainfall has been relatively stable. Dry years have occurred 13 times and wet years seven times.

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SPRING IN THEIR STEP – FARMERS LOOKING FORWARD TO GOOD SEASON IF RAIN CONTINUES

Local farmers are cautiously optimistic about the season ahead, with strong prices balanced by the need for continuing good rain. With strong prices in the sheep, cattle and dairy sectors, prospects are looking as good for those on the land as they have for some time.  Courtesy of the Portland Observer, read more here and […]

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PRECISION FARMING PLATFORMS AND EQUIPMENT UPDATE

Selecting a precision farming platform can be a major decision for a primary producer. As the overall cost of precision hardware and software has generally decreased, its uptake has increased, driven by the search for efficiency and using less inputs.  Kondidin group looks at the latest technology on offer in its research report here

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PUSH FOR CO2 NEUTRAL PRODUCTION PUSHED IN HORTICULTURE ACROSS THE GLOBE

The push for CO2 neutral production is being pushed in horticulture space across the globe. Leading Dutch glasshouse provider Van der Hoeven remains at forefront.  In this newsletter they have been contracted by Costa’s to expand the Guyra tomato facility to some 40 hectares. Closed loop horticultural production under a covered and controlled environment is […]

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HAVE YOU CONSIDERED A CAREER IN FOOD & FIBRE?

Have you considered a career in food & fibre? There are so many opportunities, not just on farm but also in agri-business and right along the supply chain. Here in the Great South Coast we need more young people to move into the sector to realise the full potential of our highly productive, competitive region.  […]

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DIGITAL INNOVATION AND SMART AGRICULTURE TO BE CELEBRATED

From 20-24th May the Southern Grampians Shire Council will host the inaugural Greater Hamilton Digital Innovation and Smart Agriculture (DISA) 2019 Festival leveraging off their experience as a regional area undergoing a digital transformation program for the community. The primary focus of the Festival is to showcase how rural communities are embracing new technology and […]

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YUMBAH NYAMAT PROPOSAL A WIN FOR SOUTH WEST VICTORIA

The Great South Coast Food & Fibre Council congratulates Yumbah Aquaculture on gaining Council approval for their $73 million Nyamat abalone production proposal, which will not only grow the local economy but also continue to build global recognition of the Great South Coast as a centre of premium, sustainable food production. “Yumbah provides a great […]

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