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PO Box 42

Palmwoods QLD 4555

What we do

Our Story

FAN is Australia’s fastest growing not-for-profit, membership based industry network. We represent the food and agribusiness industry within the Greater Sunshine Coast Region, encompassing the Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Moreton Bay and Gympie.

FAN is the conduit for communication, collaboration and co-operation, promoting knowledge acquisition and sharing amongst our members and the broader industry. This is achieved largely through our workshop and networking event program and strategic partnerships, as well as through our social media channels and monthly FANmail newsletter.

We represent our member network which connects the value chain from production to consumption, and celebrate our producers stories and successes. Our stakeholders include primary producers, food processors, retailers, restaurants and exporters. We are also a representative voice advocating for the development of food and agribusiness for the region. It is our intention to put our food and agribusiness region on the map as high quality, innovative and sustainable.

Our Vision

To be Australia’s leading food & agribusiness network and to actively contribute to doubling our industry’s value by 2030 for our regions.

Food & Agribusiness Network - FAN

Our Purpose

To connect and grow our regions food & agribusinesses by creating a culture of collaboration, accelerating innovation & promoting trade locally & globally.

Our Values

  • Collaboration
  • Sharing
  • Leadership
  • Integrity

Our Strategic Objectives

FAN is the conduit for communication, collaboration and co-operation, promoting knowledge acquisition and sharing amongst our members and the broader industry. We are also a representative voice advocating for the development of food and agribusiness for the region.

Membership

We will have a compelling value proposition that ensures a well represented member network that connects the value chain from production to consumption.

Knowledge Sharing

We will be THE conduit for communication, collaboration and cooperation, promoting knowledge acquisition and sharing amongst our members and broader industry.

Advocacy

We will be recognised as the representative voice, successfully advocating for the development of food and agribusiness for our regions.

 

Organisational Model

We will have sustainable funding & governance models which ensure the ongoing viability of the organisation, aligning industry, research and government.

Regional Awareness

We will “put our food and agribusiness region on the map” as high quality, innovative and sustainable.

 

Connect.  Collaborate.   Grow

“We believe that with the support of our members and partners, FAN can create a sustainable, industry-led cluster model that pivots around a collaborative approach to addressing shared challenges and opportunities.”

“FAN is the pre-eminent business organisation on the Sunshine Coast. The founders’ vision and purpose is being fulfilled by a wonderful group of people dedicated to Agribusiness, that is benefiting and influencing not only our region but also the industry right across Australia.”

Michael Buckley, Freeze Dry Industries