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    Geelong hamper business stays ahead of the pack

    Nicole Newman, owner of the Food Purveyor and Tara Fragiotta packing hampers. Picture: Glenn Ferguson

    Article by Dave Cairns, Geelong Advertiser Picture of Nicole Newman, owner of the Food Purveyor and Tara Fragiotta packing hampers, by Glenn Ferguson Long before the coronavirus pandemic started re-educating consumers about the concept of value, The Agri Collective Chair Nicole Newman was a passionate ambassador for the benefits of...

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    Agriculture Workforce Plan

    Agriculture Victoria and Regional Development Victoria are working together to assist regional agribusinesses with recruitment support and financial support through the Agriculture Workforce Plan. The Agriculture Workforce Plan provides targeted support to agriculture, food processing and critical food supply chain businesses to meet their labour and operational needs during the...

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    Our future farmers: Covenant College Trade Skills Centre prepares local students for agribusiness careers

    Local education provider Covenant College has attracted a record number of students to its Trade Skills Centre in 2020. The Trade Skills Centre offers Certificate II courses in Horticulture, Agriculture and Animal Studies for senior students in years 11 and 12. Students from Covenant College and 11 other schools in...

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    New project supports collaboration for farmers

    The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) has launched a co-operative farming project to support new and developing farming co-operatives Funded under the Australian Government’s Starting Farm Co-operatives Program, BCCM’s project will include: A telephone advice hotline available Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Farmers, fishers and foresters...

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    The G21 Agri Collective Strategic Plan 2020–2022

    The G21 Agri Collective evolved from the G21 Agribusiness Forum to support the sustainable operations of agribusiness industry sectors in the G21 Region. The Agri Collective is a not-for-profit coordination and management entity for stakeholder organisations. It builds on the momentum established over the years, working with partners throughout the...

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    Infection control training for food businesses

    The Victorian Government has announced funding for a national infection control skill set project to deliver free short courses to workers in customer-facing retail, food handling, transport and logistics roles. The project aims to help keep the community safe, support businesses to reopen and help workers maintain their own safety,...

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    Farmers and landholders survey extended

    The City of Greater Geelong Rural and Peri-urban Advisory Committee (RPAC) farmers and landholders survey will stay open until Friday 5 June to give people across the region an opportunity to have their say and share feedback. Complete the survey here to let RPAC know what would help you run...

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    Get involved in the Victorian Country Market

    From Sunday May 17, suppliers of the best produce, products and services from around regional Victoria will have the opportunity to sell products with the support of the Victorian Country Market. The Victorian Country Market is an e-commerce initiative to promote the best that regional Victoria has to offer. This...

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    International Freight Assistance

    The Australian Government is seeking feedback to guide investment in it’s new $110 million International Freight Assistance Measures (IFAM) package. The IFAM is a new network of 15 air freight service providers and freight forwarders, established to accelerate delivery of agricultural and fisheries exports into key overseas markets. The network...

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    Information and livestock exchange – have your say

    Brown haired lady scratching pink pig on the chin - image by Ben Mater on unsplash

    The City of Greater Geelong Rural and Peri-urban Advisory Committee (RPAC) wants to hear from local farmers and landholders about what would help you run your property and get your stock to market. RPAC invites farmers and landholders working with animals in the City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire...

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