FANmail August 2022

FANmail August 2022

Dear FAN Members and Supporters, A highlight this month was FAN being invited to participate in a Powered by Design Challenge hosted by Matthew Flinders Anglican College. Big thanks to Gourmet Garden and Montville Coffee for getting involved, and inspiring our young people about careers in food and ag.  Thanks to all who participated in the final

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Announcing an exciting research funding opportunity

A new collaboration between Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN), Food Agility CRC (FA), Future Food Systems CRC (FFS)  and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is seeking to drive collaboration and innovation in the Food and Agribusiness sector of Southeast Queensland. The collaboration is currently seeking initiatives that align with the following themes: Net Zero & Sustainable Business/Farming Practices Circular Economy Data-Driven Decision Making Aboriginal

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FANmail July 2022

Big thanks to our 100+ members and supporters who have provided input, insights and participated in the first round of our Regional Action Plan Workshops.   This process is all about identifying local opportunities in Noosa, Moreton Bay, Gympie and the Sunshine Coast, and we are grateful to Advance Queensland, Noosa Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council

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FANmail June 2022

To our FAN Community, We hope the winter school holidays are treating you well (they come around quickly!). This month we’ve commenced in earnest the roll-out of the Regional Action Groups. We are pleased to finally share that this significant undertaking has been made possible with the support of Advance Queensland. We encourage you to

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FANmail May 2022

To our FAN Community, This month we farewell our passionate, enthusiastic and energetic FAN Ambassador Martin Duncan, who is off on new adventures. A huge, heartfelt thanks to Martin for his support and service to FAN and our members over the past 7 years, and for how fabulous he made us all look on socials!  Meet the

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Meet the Makers 2022

SEQ’s best food and beverage products and produce take centre stage at the 2022 Meet the Makers showcase With a reputation based on quality and innovation, Queensland’s food and agribusinessindustry continues to go from strength to strength. With one-third of Australia’s primaryproduce coming out of Queensland, this sector now contributes more than $18.8 billion tothe

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FANmail March 2022

To our FAN Community, How we’ve welcomed being able to hold our first in-person events for 2022 this month. Thanks to Sunshine Coast Hotels, Vanilla Vine and Noosa Beverages for being our hosts. We continue to support our members impacted by the recent floods and thank those who have offered to help. The Federal Government’s announcement of $33.4m towards

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F&B manufacturing precinct to receive additional funding of up to $33.4 million

Turbine is set to become Australia’s leading industry-based food and beverage research, education and commercialisation facility with the precinct expected to gain national and international recognition as a blueprint for collaborative manufacturing thanks to funding of up to $33.4 million from the Federal Government. After securing a Federal Government Grant of $8.78 million in 2021,

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FANMail January

Dear FAN Members, Partners & Supporters, Connecting with many of our members over recent weeks, we’re hearing the fatigue and continuing to see how hard running a business is right now. In some cases it’s become too much, like Phat Belli Farm – we’re going to miss your beautiful eggs Paul. We understand that when times are

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Introducing the Job Taster Program – in partnership with EPIC Assist

Dear FAN Members, FAN is pleased to announce a new member initiative developed in collaboration with valued partner EPIC Assist.  The Job Taster program aims to enhance FAN members’ knowledge of employing people with disability and provide brief work experience opportunities in members’ businesses for people with disability. Participating FAN members will receive free disability awareness training

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