• news

    Boost Your Business

    Victorian businesses will have access to new opportunities to develop and grow with the opening of applications for the fourth round of the popular Boost Your Business Voucher Program. The state government is calling on eligible small and medium enterprises to apply for up to $50,000 through the voucher program....

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    Biosecurity: pigs, poultry, pest plants and industrial hemp

    Are you a current or aspiring pig, poultry or hemp producer? Backyard and small-scale pig and poultry production can provide a fantastic way to produce food on smaller lots. But do you know your backyard layers or your pet porker could have a dark side? Are you aware that pigs...

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    Spring Yield 2019

    Regional food and wine was the star of the show at The Agri Collective’s Spring Yield event in September. Celebrating producers from Greater Geelong and the surrounding region, the Spring Yield showcased local artisan produce and products to over 60 people from the hospitality and catering industries and media. There...

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    A free-flowing discussion on brewing

    Whether you’re already in the beer industry or wondering what’s involved, Spark Breweries Pro-Brewing Community Forum is the event for you. Spark is the national leader of the cultural hospitality movement of craft brewing. The Spark Roadshow Tour brings a wealth of brewing knowledge in a fun and enlightening format...

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    Agriculture Victoria webinar – Forecasts4Profit and Local Climate Tool

    Find out about using forecast information to manage risk and increase profitability with Agriculture Victoria’s free Forecasts4Profit and Local Climate Tool webinar. The Forecasts4Profit website and Local Climate Tool were created as part of a joint initiative of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and Agriculture Victoria to help...

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    Q fever – manage the risk

    Q fever is an infection caused by the bacteria Coxiella burnetii that results in flu-like symptoms. The Coxiella bacteria is mainly carried by cattle, sheep and goats, but it can also be carried by kangaroos, camels, rodents, cats, dogs, birds and wallabies. Q fever can transfer to people, and is...

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    Agri project yields national award nomination

    Two hands full of ripe strawberries

    The Agribusiness Strategy Implementation for the G21 Region project has been named as a finalist in the 2019 Economic Development Australia Awards for Excellence. The Agribusiness Strategy Implementation project has been shortlisted for the Economic Development Initiatives – Over 15,000 Residents award from a record field of entries. This award...

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  • event

    Women in Agriculture Luncheon 2019

    The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria’s 2019 Women in Agriculture Luncheon celebrates the fabulous women, chefs, producers and makers who contribute to Victoria’s agrifood and fibre industry. On Thursday 26 September, enjoy a three-course meal featuring award-winning local produce and share tales of inspiration and achievement with amazing women in...

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  • Artisanal Sector Roadmap

    Agriculture Victoria’s Artisanal Sector Roadmap outlines a statewide framework to support and grow the artisanal sector in Victoria. The comprehensive and beautifully presented Roadmap outlines a vision for the sector and identifies key opportunities, challenges, actions and next steps. It includes case studies from regional agribusinesses that demonstrate how artisan...

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    On-farm energy assessments and grants

    Applications are now open for Agriculture Victoria’s free on-farm energy assessments and on-farm energy grants. The assessments and grants are the first and second actions in the state government’s $30 million Agriculture Energy Investment Plan. The Plan is designed to support Victorian farmers to improve energy efficiency, reduce energy costs,...

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