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Food & Fibre Gippsland Autumn Newsletter

Autumn 2019 Newsletter

By Portal Admin - 25th May 2019 - Back to News

A note from our Co-Deputy Chairs- Andrew Bulmer & Stuart Quigley

We are delighted to welcome Karen Cain, CEO of Latrobe Valley Authority, Graham Scott from Regional Development Victoria and Councillor Mikaela Power, Mayor of Baw Baw Shire Council to our board. (Click here to read more)

A note from our CEO (Interim) Dr Nicola Watts

Since our amalgamation in March and subsequent official launch at Farm World in April, it has been all systems go at Food & Fibre Gippsland and it's all about change!

(Click here to read more)

Free Workshop to learn more technology skills for your business

If you are a food and fibre producer wanting to learn more technological skills to build or diversify your business, there is an innovative workshop for Gippsland businesses next week at Federation University. Participation is free, but you need to register to secure your spot. (Click here to read more)

Be part of the Gippsland Produce Brand development conversation

At the beginning of this year, we held a workshop in Traralgon to discuss the development of a produce brand for Gippsland. We’re now calling for expressions of interest from Gippslanders who would like to sit on the Produce Brand Steering Committee. (Click here to read more)

Global Table - Want to be part of a Gippsland Collaboration ?

Global Table is coming to Victoria in September and we are looking for Gippsland food & fibre businesses who would like to participate in presenting a collaborative Gippsland presence at the event... (Click here to read more)

Learn from Agrifood World Leaders - The Netherlands

Gippsland food and fibre businesses are invited to join the 2019 KPMG Agri-Food Traction Tour to The Netherlands and Benelux. The tour will be focusing on leading edge Agri-Food Tech, Internet of Things and circular economy initiatives. Click here to read more)

Opportunity to present to a Chinese delegation visting Gippsland

Gippsland food and wine businesses have the opportunity to present their products next week to a visiting Chinese delegation from the Changsha Culinary Association, (Click here to read more)

Awards Season is open

It’s awards season in Gippsland, with entries open in a number of programs, including our own Food & Fibre Gippsland Excellence in Agribusiness Awards.

Awards programs give businesses the opportunity to showcase their achievements to their peers and the wider community, as well as promoting the region. Click here to read more (Click here to read more)

VegNET Gippsland set to continue to February 2020

VegNET Gippsland will continue for a further ten months, until February 2020 subject to the signing of some final paperwork. (Click here to read more)

GIPPY Ag Programme - Connecting with the next generation

The next generation of food & fibre professionals and entrepreneurs across Gippsland are in schools right across the region now, so our GIPPYAg program is reaching out to them. (Click here to read more)

GROW Gippsland - A collaborative programme

GROW Gippsland is a collaborative program with business, government, community organisations and individuals working together to build a stronger local economy.

Food & Fibre Gippsland is part of the Grow Gippsland Compact and we are committed to adding value to the Gippsland region. (Click here to read more)

GRAEP Programme achieves impressive milestone

The Gippsland Regional Agri-food Employment Program ( GRAEP ) has reached a significant milestone of 88 people now in continuous employment as a result of their connection with the programme. (Click here to read more)

Aligning initiatives under one strategic umbrella

As part of the amalgamation of Agribusiness Gippsland and the East Gippsland Food Cluster, we are working hard to align multiple initiatives under one strategic umbrella to support the delivery of six capability platforms earmarked as a vital component in achieving aspirational growth targets. To understand more about the big picture and the ambitious goal to increase food & fibre exports to $20 billion by 2030 click here to download a copy of Accelerating Growth for the Gippsland food and Fibre industry (click here to download a copy of Accelerating Growth for the Gippsland food and Fibre industry)

Join the Food & Fibre Tribe !

The combined wealth of experience and connection to communities and businesses across Gippsland is working with double the positive impact to support, collaborate and innovate with businesses of all shapes and sizes. It's a great time to become a member of Food & Fibre Gippsland - to check out our membership policy and charter, (Click here to read more)

Events in Gippsland

Events have long been a fantastic way to showcase local produce, the beauty of a location and the spirit of a passionate community – whilst injecting positive impact into a local economy. We aim to promote and showcase local food and fibre related events where-ever possible. Head to our events page ( to see what’s coming up and check out some photos from recent events held around Gippsland.


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