FANmail May 2022

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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FANMail November

Photo credit: Sunshine Coast Foodie 2021 has been a defining year for FAN and many of our members, as we continued to respond to the challenges and new opportunities arising from the global pandemic. FIAL FundingFIAL’s funding ending on 30 June 2021 necessitated a review of FAN’s future direction and how we continue to deliver

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Introducing Turbine

Australia’s first purpose built, end-to-end food and beverage manufacturing and education precinct Dear FAN Members and Supporters, It is with great excitement that we share news that a collaborative submission for funding under the Australian Government’s Modern Manufacturing Initiative Translation stream has been successful. $8.78 million has been committed towards the development of the Turbine Precinct – Australia’s first

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FANMail October

As the year rapidly draws to a close – we’ve been reflecting on what a significant year it has been for FAN. Over the past 6 months we’ve rolled out our new operating model, appointing Membership Coordinators in Gympie, Noosa, Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay to deliver more opportunities for our members, and strengthen relationships with our stakeholders

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Election of Directors 2021-22

Board Election After undertaking a nomination process, the Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN) has received four (4) nominations for the three (3) available Member Elected Director positions. The names of the Nominees are listed below, along with their bio’s and responses to three questions about how they can contribute to the future sustainability of FAN

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