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MEDIA RELEASE - Teacher PD Programme spreads food and fibre knowledge

MEDIA RELEASE - Teacher PD Programme spreads food and fibre knowledge

  November 29th, 2019

East Gippsland teachers got a boost in their knowledge bank this week via a professional development workshop that aims to increase their capacity to incorporate food and fibre concepts into the classroom. The PD programme, facilitated by Food & Fibre Gippsland’s GIPPY Ag project in partnership with CQ University Australia via funding from the State Government of Victoria, has engaged with over 30 teachers across the region, in Morwell, Leongatha and Bairnsdale.

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MEDIA RELEASE - Industry Immersions a great success across Gippsland Food & Fibre Businesses

MEDIA RELEASE - Industry Immersions a great success across Gippsland Food & Fibre Businesses

  November 4th, 2019

Over 50 secondary school students from Gippsland and surrounds participated in a two-day Industry Immersion Program this week which took them to four different food producers across the region. From a large-scale vegetable grower in Middle Tarwin and a big dairy business in Leongatha that milks 1100 cows daily, to an organic enterprise in Ellinbank farmed by the same family for 150 years and a third-generation apple orchard in Drouin, Gippsland’s producers welcomed the students onto their farms and into their businesses with open arms.

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MEDIA RELEASE - CEO Announcement

MEDIA RELEASE - CEO Announcement

  October 21st, 2019

The Board of Food & Fibre Gippsland wish to advise that Paul Griffin has resigned from the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Griffin acknowledged the collaborative and supportive culture of the organization, and said his resignation was for personal reasons.

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MEDIA RELEASE - A BONNIE ADDITION TO THE TEAM

MEDIA RELEASE - A BONNIE ADDITION TO THE TEAM

  October 9th, 2019

Gippsland’s horticulture sector is set to benefit from the growth of the VegNET team, with Glengarry’s Bonnie Dawson recently appointed as an Extension Support Officer. Bonnie will work alongside VegNET Victoria Gippsland Coordinator Shayne Hyman who has led a highly successful project in the region for more than three years, with results exceeding well beyond the expected parameters.

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New Independent Chairperson appointed to Food & Fibre Gippsland Board

  August 11th, 2019

The Board of Food & Fibre Gippsland is pleased to announce the appointment of Joanne Butterworth-Gray to the role of Independent Chairperson. Ms Butterworth-Gray replaces Independent Chair, Peter Schultz from Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) who had been acting in an advisory capacity throughout the amalgamation of the East Gippsland Food Cluster (EGFC) and Agribusiness Gippsland to form Food & Fibre Gippsland.

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APPLICATIONS CLOSE 22 JULY FOR EXPORT SUPPORT PROGRAM

  July 11th, 2019

The deadline has been extended to Monday 22 July for expressions of interest to partipate in an export support program designed to help Gippsland's small to medium food & fibre businesses fast track their export plans.

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SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE FOR GIPPSLAND REGIONAL AGRIFOOD EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMME

SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE FOR GIPPSLAND REGIONAL AGRIFOOD EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMME

  July 9th, 2019

The Gippsland Regional Agrifood Employment Programme (GRAEP) has reached a significant two-year milestone of 88 people now in continuous employment. Since April 2017, GRAEP Manager Julie Tuhi has been integral part of that success, supporting job seekers and potential employers through a combination of training and mentoring support, along with industry experiences and placements.

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NEW CEO APPOINTED TO DRIVE NEXT PHASE OF GROWTH FOR FOOD AND FIBRE GIPPSLAND

  July 1st, 2019

The Board of Food & Fibre Gippsland is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Griffin as its new Chief Executive Officer. He will join Gippsland’s peak industry body for the seven-billion-dollar food and fibre sector on July 15, 2019.

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