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.
Certified organic growers of broccoli, Herbs, Soft Leaf, Kal, Lettuce - Cos, Parsley and Spinach.
Kim Martin manages Frais Farms on the Lindenow flats of the Mitchell River in East Gippsland. Kim grew up on the family farm in Bairnsdale, the 4th generation of a mixed dairy farming, vegetable and seed growing family.
Australian Paper has a proud history in the local manufacturing of paper stretching back to 1868.
A vertically integrated manufacturer of pulp, paper, envelopes and stationery, we are Australia’s only manufacturer of office and printing papers, bag, sack, lightweight packaging and industrial papers and a major supplier of kraft liner board for the cardboard carton industry.
We are committed to sustainable practices throughout our operations in a way that aims to minimise our impact on the environment, and maximise our social and economic contribution to the communities in which we operate.
Entries are open for the Food & Fibre Gippsland Excellence in Agribusiness Awards, with an expansion in the number of categories, and the introduction of a new premier award. The Female Agribusiness Leader of the Year Award has been added to the list, with generous sponsorship from Leadership Victoria providing the opportunity for the winner to take part in their Women’s Leadership Program.
We are compiling links to a number of information sources and updates relating to COVID-19. We will continue to add and update as the situation continues to evolve.
Amongst the fast-moving developments of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Organising Committee is working on how they can and will revise the event to comply with directives and meet expectations around the current circumstances. The East Gippsland Vegetable Innovation Days are scheduled for the 7th & 8th May and work continues daily in the event field sites at Lindenow in East Gippsland.
A high-profile industry Awards Presentation Gala Dinner to announce winners of the 2020 Excellence in Agribusiness Awards will be held on Friday 14 August 2020 at the Cobb & Co Stables in Sale. Tickets will go on sale later in the year and the evening will feature a feast of local produce and a whole lot of fun celebrating the quality and diversity of agribusiness in the region.