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Free workshop for Gippsland Food and Fibre innovators


   Wednesday 8th May, 2019

Innovative primary producers are invited to attend a free half-day Farmers2Founders workshop on Wednesday, 22 May.

The workshops form part of a world-first entrepreneurship development program designed to help producers build entrepreneurial and technological skills via tools, resources, coaching and support so they can participate directly in bringing new agtech, foodtech, and food ventures to market.

Following the workshops, producers can apply for the F2F innovation streams in agtech, foodtech, and food innovation.

Local primary producer and director of Gippsland Natural Beef, Paul Crock says ventures like F2F are vital for farmers to get their boot in the technological door.

“You might be sitting on the farm and have a great idea, but unless you know the lingo and understand the tools that are available, you’re not going to get anywhere. This is where accelerator programs help producers. They teach you the processes and procedures you need and how to think along the lines of an investor. You learn how to pitch and what will successfully see investors take in interest in your idea or product. The scope for investment is huge and farmers need to jump onboard”.

When: Wednesday, 22 May
Where: Federation University | Churchill

Register at Farmers2Founders.com

This event is not a ‘Food & Fibre Gippsland endorsed or sponsored event.
It is being facilitated by an independent group which includes Stuart Quigley F&FG co-deputy chair in his own business capacity.
The programme appears as well aligned with the innovation objectives of Food & Fibre Gippsland, and Food & Fibre Gippsland is happy to build awareness of this national programme, which is also shortly coming to Gippsland.