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***MEDIA RELEASE*** 14 FAN Members Listed As Finalists in Sunshine Coast Business Awards

When the top 120 finalists were named for the 2018 Sunshine Coast Business Awards on Monday, 14 members of the Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN) were named across various categories. As a local not-for-profit, industry-led cluster FAN itself was delighted to make it through to the finals in the Social Enterprise category. Emma Greenhatch, Managing …

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**** MEDIA RELEASE **** Life is Sweet for Hum Honey as they take out more National Awards

Following hot on the heels of their recent win at Fine Food Australia for “Best New Product for the Australian Made Category, 2018”, Hum Honey has just been named Regional Food Champion Other Product Category at the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show. In the lead up to taking out the place of Champion, Hum Honey …

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*** MEDIA RELEASE *** Smashed Avocado in a Pouch – Just One of the Sunshine Coast Flavours to be Showcased in Melbourne

Helping local food and agribusiness operators to do business on the world stage is one of the goals of the Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN), a local not-for-profit, industry-led cluster. And next week, FAN, in partnership with Sunshine Coast Council will be taking eleven delegates to Melbourne for the annual Fine Food Australia exhibition in …

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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 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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FAN Welcomes New Chairman

The Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN) Board has voted in Jacqui Wilson-Smith as its new Chairman for 2017. Outgoing Chairman and co-founder, Andy Eves- Brown will remain a Director on the Board looking after sponsorship. Under Andy’s leadership FAN has evolved from an idea to the dynamic network that it is today, with 130 members and 40 sponsors. …

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Media Release: Backing Local Farmers

RURAL BANK AND Woombye and District Community Bank® BACKING LOCAL FARMERS As the only Australian-owned and operated dedicated agribusiness bank in the country, Rural Bank is backing farmers and the farming community in conjunction with the Woombye and District Community Bank® branch of Bendigo Bank. A wholly-owned member of the Bendigo Bank family, Rural Bank …

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