Gippsland’s vibrant food and fibre production and processing sector plays a major role in the region’s economy and the resilience of its communities. It also contributes significantly to the Victorian economy.
Gippsland’s abundant quality produce is enjoyed by consumers locally, in Melbourne, as well as across other parts of Victoria, Australia and the world.
Food & Fibre Gippsland aims to be an integral support and stakeholder in projects, initiatives and activities that make a positive impact on productivity, profitability, prosperity, people and in the bigger picture, the planet.
Established in 1963, Lardner Park is a versatile event venue that has grown to host well in excess of 120 events annually including: Exhibitions, Conferences & Conventions, Events, Festivals, Markets, Gala Functions, Agribusiness, Product Launches, Sporting Events, Community Events and Livestock Shows.
They work in collaboration with a network of local providers to provide premium quality meal options and sound and music support for your event.
Lardner Park also provides an extensive range of event catering options for celebrations, conferences, weddings, breakfasts or business functions.
Through a volunteer Board and Committee, Lardner Park reinvests 100% back into the 300 acre destination property for farm operations, agribusiness development, facility development and maintenance, and community event support. Lardner Park is committed to an ethical and environmentally proactive impact, is a lead promoter of innovation, sustainability, smart farming and to ensure a positive and engaged future for future generations.
Snowy Advisory is a family owned business that provides services in Canberra, the Yass and Monaro regions in New South Wales, East Gippsland in Victoria and in Melbourne.
Snowy Advisory provides services that are tailored to clients’ specific needs and desired outcomes. They take pride in designing and delivering highly tailored business services. They also provide pro bono services encouraging and supporting rural communities and young leaders to thrive within their local communities. In addition, Snowy Advisory invests in start-up funding focusing on innovation enhancing social and individual well being.
Owners Stephen and Leecia Angus both come from farming families and have a life long association with farming and farmers. Snowy Advisory has a deep commitment to sustaining and expanding agricultural businesses.
There has been some media activity this week in relation to the workforce challenges faced in the food & fibre industry, especially in the horticulture sector, due to covid-19. So you might be wondering, what has Food & Fibre Gippsland been doing to assist with this, supporting both our members and the wider industry. Food & Fibre Gippsland has been attending the weekly State Agriculture Reference Group for several months now, together with various Government workforce joint meetings. Offers to stand up workforce camps and provide transport have been presented to Government by other groups. The proposal submitted by F&FG is literally the only one in the State presenting a total regional (Gippsland) solution, being accommodation, transport, catering, and a ready workforce (up to 300 people).
A new year, a new start.. time to get your business sorted and ready for anything that 2021 may throw at us! Liz Fleming – The Efficiency Coach is a business mentor and accountant with a farming background, having grown up on a sheep and beef farm in NZ. She knows a thing or two about creating efficiencies in business with her hands-on farming experience and her corporate finance experience in large and small organisations. One of our Strategic Industry Partner Members, Liz is the efficiency expert who hates seeing time and resources being wasted!