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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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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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Media release: Infrastructure Victoria backs three-phase power plan

Friday 20 August 2021       MEDIA RELEASE INFRASTRUCTURE VICTORIA BACKS THREE-PHASE POWER PLAN Food and Fibre Great South Coast welcomes Infrastructure Victoria’s recommendation to upgrade the Great South Coast’s Tyrendarra, Strathdownie, Cape Bridegwater and Gorae West from single phase electricity lines to three-phase power. In its 30-year infrastructure strategy released on Thursday, Infrastructure […]

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Submission: Code of Practice for Timber Production

As part of Food and Fibre Great South Coast’s ongoing commitment to champion the food and fibre industry and the people who participate in it, we regularly make recommendations to policymakers about how best to support our sector. This policy submission welcomes updates to to the Code of Practice for Timber Production. We call on […]

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Submission: Primary Production Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan

As part of Food and Fibre Great South Coast’s ongoing commitment to champion the food and fibre industry and the people who participate in it, we regularly make recommendations to policymakers about how best to support our sector. This policy submission responds to the intentions of the Victorian Government’s draft Primary Production Climate Change Adaptation […]

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Agriculture Energy Investment Plan (Extension) assessments, rebates and grant funding webinar

Are you looking to reduce energy costs, improve energy efficiency and explore renewable energy options? On-Farm Energy Assessments: Available free of charge for eligible businesses under the AEIP to assist farmers in identifying where they may reduce energy costs. Applications for on-farm energy assessments will close on 15 July 2021.

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Succession Planning Media Release

Friday 23 April 2021 MEDIA RELEASE FOOD & FIBRE SHIFTS THE FOCUS TO SUCCESSION PLANNING Food and Fibre Great South Coast today laid the foundation for the ongoing success of the region at the inaugural Succession Planning Event held at Deakin University, Warrnambool, with around 50 guests in attendance. The event was proudly supported by […]

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Strategic Plan Launch Media Release

Friday 23 April 2021 MEDIA RELEASE FOOD AND FIBRE KICKS OFF BOLD STRATEGY TO GROW OUR REGIONAL FUTURES Food and Fibre Great South Coast today launched ‘Growing Our Regional Futures’, a strategic roadmap to realise the future prosperity of the Great South Coast. This roadmap looks beyond just food, and focuses more broadly on all […]

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Food & Fibre Strategic Plan

It is with great pleasure that I introduce the Food and Fibre Great South Coast – Growing Our Regional Futures Strategy 2021 – 2023. A commitment to grow and support our region to become Australia’s most productive, innovative, and sustainable food and fibre region is at the heart of our Strategy. To grow the value […]

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2 Minutes To Empower The Great South Coast

DO YOU HAVE 2 MINUTES TO HELP EMPOWER THE GREAT SOUTH COAST? What we’re doing? Calling the Victorian Energy Minister! – I’m calling to request that the Minister allocate $10 million from the $540 million Renewable Energy Zone fund towards upgrading the Tyrendarra, Strathdownie, Cape Bridgewater and Gorae West.

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Victorian Renewable Energy Zones Development Plan

Food and Fibre Great South Coast is the representative body for Victoria’s largest food and fibre region, producing $2.3 billion in agricultural output annually. We welcome the opportunity to provide a submission to the Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) Development Plan Directions Paper.

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