MEDIA RELEASE - East Gippsland Apiarist named as finalist in Young Agribusiness Leader of the Year Award
If the caliber of finalists in the 2020 Young Agribusiness Leader award is anything to go by, the future of the industry across the region is in very capable hands. Part of Food & Fibre Gippsland's industry recognition Excellence in Agribusiness Awards program, this category recognises an agribusiness leader in the region who is 35 years or younger and who has achieved excellence in their field and demonstrated leadership, courage, passion and foresight while contributing to the agribusiness industry and region.
MEDIA RELEASE - GIPPSLAND ENTREPRENEURS IMPRESS AWARDS JUDGES
Four Gippsland entrepreneurs have been shortlisted as finalists in the 2020 Excellence in Agribusiness Awards, an industry recognition program run by Food & Fibre Gippsland. The Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award is one of 15 categories that make up the Excellence in Agribusiness Awards – a program that celebrates all food and fibre sectors to recognise agribusinesses (pre and post farmgate) that have demonstrated innovation, excellence and business practices that maximise productivity and profitability.
MEDIA RELEASE - INNOVATIVE ONLINE LEARNING PORTAL CREATED IN GIPPSLAND
Employment has been impacted in a variety of ways in the current COVID-19 environment, but an award-winning Gippsland training provider has seized the opportunity to lead the way with an innovative new online portal to ready job seekers for roles and opportunities post pandemic. Employability Skills Training (EST) plays a vital role in preparing job seekers for the workplace through interactive learning experiences based around real work settings, and exposure to various work environments.
Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way the East Gippsland Vegetable Innovation Days (EGVID) will be attended in 2020, the data, the insights and the learnings will certainly not be lost. The organizing committee, in collaboration with a supportive group of sponsors and industry bodies is busy building a digital engagement plan that will bring people from all over the country into a virtual experience on site, through the creation of videos, webinars and live streaming. Like many events in these unprecedented disruptive times, EGVID is maximising the opportunity to reach and connect with people and industry online.
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.
The Board of Food & Fibre Gippsland would like to announce changes to the organisation at both a board and operational level. The changes will support growth in strategic development and expansion whilst continuing mutually successful collaborations and sector projects that are engaging industry, government, academia and community.
The fast-moving developments of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has forced the postponement of the Tenth International Spinach Conference until a more suitable date can be found. The Conference was scheduled to be held in Lakes Entrance, East Gippsland in the first week of May as part of the East Gippsland Vegetable Innovation Days (EGVID) 2020 program. 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. The Committee is working on how they can and will revise the event to comply with directives and meet expectations around the current circumstances.
Food waste is a 20 billion dollar a year problem in Australia. One of Food & Fibre Gippsland members, a fresh produce retailer and wholesaler based in the Latrobe Valley, has introduced an innovative solution to the region with a dehydrator system that converts food waste to a nutrient-rich fertilizer.