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Craft Malting for Gippsland & Farmer Mental Health

An update on news, events, activities and opportunities across the Food & Fibre sector in Gippsland.

By Portal Admin - 8th December 2019 - Back to News

Another week, and we have another new member joining the growing number of food and fibre businesses in Gippsland who want to be part of the collaborative force!

Welcome to Wayne and Donna from, a microbrewery established at Lakes Entrance in 2017. We're looking forward to learning about your business and the craft beers you're brewing as well as your passion for the East Gippsland community and the Gippsland food & fibre sector!

Want to find out more about becoming a member and how being part of Food & Fibre Gippsland may help your business? Email us here for a friendly, no-obligation chat!

BrainStem Rural Innovation Challenge Delights Gippsland Students

Over the last three months, a selection of Gippsland secondary school students have been working on a diverse range of projects – all of them aiming to offer a solution to a challenge, a problem or an issue in the region’s food and fibre sector. The BrainSTEM Rural Innovation Challenge is part of the GIPPYAg project, an initiative of Food & Fibre Gippsland in partnership with CQUniversity Australia with financial support from the Victorian Government. Click here to read more.

VegNet Gippsland R&D Showcase and Update!

Our Industry Development Officer and Extension Support Officer for the Vegetable industry are both looking forward to seeing Gippsland growers for the final gathering of 2019.

With updates from Growers, Researchers, Market Analysts & more, this will be an afternoon of new information designed to improve productivity and profitability and focus on consumer insights, precision systems and future farming as well as industry updates on skilled labour and EPA changes.

It's on Tuesday 26 November 2019 at 2:00pm in Traralgon - click here to reserve your seat.

Our Acting CEO, Dr Nicola Watts spent some time this week with the Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) Team, other Australian food cluster leaders and international cluster specialist for Ffowcs-Williams. It was the first of a number of planned "Cluster Musters" and activities that are focussed on collaboration, innovation and engagement for the greater good of the food & fibre sector across Australia - read more about it here.

Craft Malting Opportunities to Explore

If you are an interested government, community, industry or research stakeholder in this Craft Malting Project as part of the Gippsland Smart Specialisation Strategy - we'd love to see you at our Innovation Group Workshop in Orbost this coming Monday 18th November. Click here to read more and reserve your spot.

Baw Baw | South Gippsland | Bass Coast Visit!

Food & Fibre Gippsland's Acting CEO Nicola Watts, together with Communications and Engagement Manager Jody O'Brien will be doing a road trip around Baw Baw, South Gippsland and the Bass Coast on November 27, 28 and 29, connecting with members and businesses across the food & fibre sector.

If you'd like to meet up, talk to us about an idea or show us what you're working on - we would love to see you ! Click here to send us an email and we can work out a time and place!

Free Professional Development and Networking Opportunity

Service providers, agencies and stakeholders who regularly engage with Gippsland farmers and rural communities are invited to a business breakfast introducing Gatekeeper training - a coaching session aimed to improve skills to detect farmer wellbeing concerns and build confidence to engage in conversations and encourage ongoing support. For more information, click here.

Let Technology Work for You

Want help to find, filter and work with technology companies who can help solve problems on-farm? The Farmers2Founders Early Adopters Programme might be just the support you're looking for. Be part of building a community of like-minded, forward-thinking producers across Australia, sharing challenges, ideas, and solutions for getting the best out of technologies. Expressions of interest are open until the 20th of November. Click here for more information.


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