Food unites people. And starts conversations. Our Operations Team ( unfortunately minus one Julian Hill on the day ) united over Gippsland produce this week to reflect on the year’s project achievements and milestones- and look ahead to an exciting 2020, inspired by the encouraging and empowering leadership of Dr Nicola Watts.
East Gippsland has added another foodie delight destination to its list, with the Barrel Room at the Nicholson River Winery set to be popular spot to take in a beautiful view whilst enjoying a glass of wine from a vineyard that's been around since 1978!
f you're an employer looking to introduce some trainees into your business in 2020 - we'd like to help you! Or if you're a young person looking for a start and a career in Gippsland's food and fibre sector in 2020 - we'd like to help you too!
Gippsland is a diverse and large region that from end to end is about an eight hour drive – and to put it in perspective, when you’re on the Princes Highway and you go past the sign for Lindenow in East Gippsland, you’re at the half way mark! This does not deter us in getting out and about though, with the Food & Fibre Gippsland Operations Team regularly meeting face to face with people all over the region.
For the family owned South Gippsland Dairy, the last three years has been all about finding different ways of doing business in the industry. Neil and Shelley Walker took over the farm from Neil’s parents 25 years ago, and after close to 10,000 early mornings spent milking, they decided to diversify whilst still continuing to provide milk to a multi-national processor.
Craft brewing is a growth industry in Australia, and Gippsland is playing a part in that growth with the region currently home to 13 microbreweries, all producing varieties and ranges with their own unique characteristics, ingredients and flair.
A group of 30 students from the Sale Specialist school travelled to East Gippsland this week to take part in an Industry Immersion Day offered by Food & Fibre Gippsland via the GIPPY Ag project in collaboration with CQ University Australia, thanks to funding from the State Government of Victoria.