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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FANMail September

What a month to celebrate! To say that we are beyond proud of our Emma is an understatement. The #SCBWN2021 Outstanding Business Woman of the Year award was testament to Em’s passion, hardwork and dedication. Em is a true leader and visionary for our food and ag industry – and to us an amazing work colleague and dear and

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FANMail August

As we roll-out FAN’s new operating model with a focus on deeper engagement in our regions, we’re seeing some exciting locally-driven activities starting to take shape.  This month our members, working with FAN Member Coordinators took part in a producer showcase and markets in Moreton Bay; regional direction planning session in Gympie; and discussions around a distillers’ working group

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FANMail July

This month we started rolling out FAN’s new business model and we’re delighted to welcome our Membership Coordinators Jacki Hinchey (Moreton Bay), Tanya Arnold (Sunshine Coast) and Amy Watson (Gympie) who will closely with our members across our regions. FAN is and will always be industry-led and the appointment of our Membership Coordinators will enable us to better engage with our members

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Brewers & Distillers National and Export Market Masterclasses

Are you looking to expand your distribution or better access the national market, to grow sales and boost your business? Are you looking to export your beer or spirits now or in the future? Producers of craft beer, cider and spirits are invited to join the upcoming Brewers & Distillers National and Export Market Masterclasses,

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FANMail June

As the COVID situation rapidly evolves we encourage our wider community to support our local food and beverage businesses who will be affected by the snap lock down. Head to our @localfood pages for updates and information on member offers and changed trading conditions for businesses impacted by restrictions. Stay across the latest updates and information collated

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