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More to Broccoli than Meets the Eye

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

By Portal Admin - 30th October 2019 - Back to News

There's so much more to broccoli than meets the eye, and Gippsland has the potential to be home to a high-tech processing hub for regional produce that will see growers value-adding by using every part of the plant. It's like the nose to tail concept with meat, so we guess it might be called leaf to roots when applied to vegetables...If you'd like to join our Innovation Groups and play a part in bringing this focus area to life, then we'd love to hear from you. Click here to read more.

You'll get insights on the national and international issues affecting Victoria and an economic outlook for agricultural commodities including the latest data and trends. There'll be a meteorologist presentation on climate and seasonal outlooks before a selection of industry speakers delve into the challenges and opportunities for Victorian farms, financing, and value-adding. It's all happening at the ABARES Regional Outlook Conference on Wednesday 30 October in Warragul - click here to read more and to register - it's free to attend!

The East Gippsland Vegetable Innovation Days attracted more than 650 growers, researchers, industry service providers, government representatives and a variety of other stakeholders back in 2017, and they are shaping up to be bigger and better in 2020. In conjunction with the Innovation Days, the region will host the Tenth International Spinach Conference, being held for the first time ever in the Southern Hemisphere! Click here to read more and see the event schedule

Worm Workshops are just one of a number of fun and informative activities happening next Saturday 19 October to Celebrate World Food Day in Latrobe. Explore market stalls, enjoy delicious food, local crafts, music, beekeeping information, a blender bike, plus lots of fun activities for the kids. There'll be cooking demonstrations, worm workshops and a keynote speaker who'll discuss Food Systems and Sustainability. Click here to find out more

Food for All Latrobe Valley is looking for some additional food stalls to join the celebration of World Food Day next weekend at the Churchill Neighbourhood Centre. With the theme being Healthy Diets, they'd like healthier food options as much as possible. If this is a good fit for your mobile food business or a food van vendor that you know of - click here to email the organising committee

Our Gippsland Connect Export Support Programme continues to gather momentum across the region, with a range of businesses now on board. These businesses represent organic beef and pure beef, cider, milk, environmentally friendly food wraps, boutique cheeses, boutique beers, bio-health products, seafood and land-care. We embrace and encourage diversity, so there's always room for a few more - click here to read more

There are still a few places available in our free Teacher Professional Development Days, presented via the GIPPYAg Project in collaboration with CQ University and the Victorian Government. They're rolling out across Gippsland throughout Term 4. To find out where and when, and to secure a spot, click here

In a week that featured World Mental Health Day - here is our closing thought for this edition of the catch-up. Be kind to each other and have a nice weekend!


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