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Free Workshop to learn more technology skills for your business


   Thursday 16th May, 2019

If you are a food and fibre producer wanting to learn more technological skills to build or diversify your business, there is an innovative workshop for Gippsland businesses next week at Federation University.

Participation is free, but you need to register to secure your spot.

It’s a half-day workshop, presented by Famers2Founders on Wednesday, 22 May from 9am at Federation University, Churchill.

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”.

To register your attendance to the workshop click here

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.

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Learn more about how technologies are shaping the future of agriculture and how you can utilize these cutting edge technologies to bring real benefit to your business.