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From farm to fork, Sunshine Coast tour takes you behind the scenes of thriving local producers

Josh Donohoe, of Creative Tours and Events, has been working with Maleny’s Brouhaha Brewery to create the Farm to Fork Tour that tells the story of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland’s community, collaboration, and most of all, its fresh produce. “The tour is designed to take you behind the scenes of private farms and meet local …

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CC’s Big Rosella Festival

It’s that time of the year again when the Petersen’s Farm at Woolooga celebrate their annual Big Rosella Festival on Sunday 5th May 2019. On it’s 4th year, it will be a great day to enjoy a day at their farm. There are over 3,000 Rosella trees planted this season and in May the mature …

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FAN Launches New Business Development Program

**Expressions of Interest in FAN’s new business development program close on 29 June** Do you need help to grow your sales? FAN has identified the need for tailored support for our industry members to help them to sustainably develop their businesses in local and national markets. We will be employing a National Relationship Manager to assist FAN members …

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New Initiatives for FAN Members

FAN’s vision is to actively contribute to the doubling of the region’s food and agribusiness industry by 2030. A key enabler for this is facilitate new opportunities for knowledge sharing and collaboration both across our membership base and with the broader industry. To help support this vision we have 2 exciting new initiatives that we’ll …

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Eat Local Month – Celebrate GourMAY in Gympie

  Gympie Regional Council invites you to celebrate May with the finest local food and produce during Eat Local Month in the Gympie region. GourMAY is your chance to explore, taste and experience the great flavours of the Gympie region at one of the many foodie events showcasing the wonderful diversity of produce grown right …

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The Sweetest Job Project

FAN is seeking your support to deliver a workforce project in 2018. This project follows on from the Sweetest Job project operated by Regional Development Moreton Bay and delivery partners Stones Throw Group in 2017/18, which has been highly successful in matching trained and skilled staff to jobs in the food and agribusiness industry in the …

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“Sharing a Recipe for Innovation” – Gourmet Garden’s Innovation Journey

FAN’s Chair, Jacqui Wilson-Smith was the 2017 QLD AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award Winner. Jacqui was awarded a bursary for $10,000, which she has channelled into producing a video documentary designed for FAN members to learn from titled “Sharing a Recipe for Innovation” . The documentary brings to life the story of how Gourmet Garden became …

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FAN heads to Fine Food Sydney

In September this year nine FAN members will head to Sydney to take part in Fine Food on a Sunshine Coast stand. The event, held between 11-14 September, is a showcase of the food industry’s latest products and attracts national and international buyers from restaurants, cafes, bakeries, retailers, caterers, bars, hotels and other food businesses. …

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Get involved in Future Careers Expo

A call out for food and agribusiness sector to get involved in the Future Careers Plus Expo to be held on 23 May at Lake Kawana Community Centre.  We are looking for about five local companies to take a booth each to profile their company and industry opportunities/trends. Hands on practical experiences or new technology …

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FAN Chairman finalist for women’s award

MEDIA RELEASE 4 March 2017 Here’s a trick question – how can the Chairman of the Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN) become a Queensland finalist in the RIRDC Rural Women’s Award 2017? Easy answer – the Chairman is a woman. Jacqui Wilson-Smith is a Sunshine Coast business achiever whose award nomination is based on her …

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