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 around their needs, and in turn help us to to develop and deliver new initiatives and opportunities. It’s an exciting time in the evolution of FAN as we continue to grow and strengthen our ecosystem.
Yours in collaboration
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National Market Masterclass – 3rd August, 8.30am-4pm / Export Masterclass – 4th August, 8.30am-4pm. BOOK HERE.
Feedback, input and tips welcome!
Monday 2 August
Come and join the Young Farmers Connect (YFC) – SEQLD network for their next field day on a journey from the dinner table back to the soil with Mick from Good Harvest Organic Farm. An awesome opportunity to check out this farm, meet local #youngfarmers and be spoiled with an epic catered lunch. BOOK HERE.
Tuesday 3 August
Agribusinesses are invited to participate in six regional consultations across Queensland where QFF will be asking farmers and agribusinesses about industry workforce issues. The consultations will inform the Queensland Agriculture Industry Workforce Plan, which will chart a five-year response to the challenges raised by the industry. FIND OUT MORE HERE.
Wednesday 11 August
In this webinar, FIAL and AusIndustry will look at trends, opportunities and support available to grow your food production business. AusIndustry’s CSIRO based Innovation Facilitator will outline some of the support available to undertake the research you may need to bring your product to market and their Growth Facilitator will share experiences and tips they’ve gained from helping food manufacturers to improve and grow their business. REGISTER HERE.
Starting 12 August
Back due to popular demand, the IP Law and Trade Mark workshop series supported by Sunshine Coast Council, will be held over four months commencing 12 August 2021. Recognised as a leading lawyer in the Australian intellectual property and trade mark landscape, and an internationally published authority on trade mark law in Australia, solicitor Mark Metzeling from Macpherson Kelley will facilitate the workshops and provide information and skills to implement into your business. REGISTER HERE.
Saturday 14 August
FAN Member Caboolture Sports Club will be hosting the unique Meet Me at the Bay Market. Free stands are open to producers and makers – size to be discussed with the organiser – first in best dressed! This event forms part of MBRIT’s Taste of Moreton experience and features key suppliers from the region in a market stall set up with plenty of produce to try & buy. This is a free event and is a great way to connect and build relationships.
To find out more or register a stand email [email protected].
Monday 16 August
Join the Sunshine Coast’s purpose-led community for a fun-filled evening, hearing pitches from the 8 impact-led teams who were selected as part of this year’s accelerator program. You’ll connect with purpose-led people and find inspiration to fuel your business. Use the code FANFRIENDS for a 30% discount. BOOK HERE.
Starts August 17
Register now for the upcoming Business Planning Course and grow your small business. This short course is being delivered in collaboration with the University of the Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast Council, Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance, Moreton Bay Regional Council and MBRIT. If you are a small business owner based in the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay and Gympie regions, this free business development course is your opportunity to gain new skills and knowledge to strengthen and future-proof your business. In six weeks, you will develop a customised business plan with the option of pitching your plan to a panel of experts. The on-campus workshops take place every Tuesday morning at USC Sunshine Coast and every Thursday morning at USC Moreton Bay. FIND OUT MORE HERE.
Thursday 19 August
Join the team from MBRIT for their upcoming Supporting Local Produce: The Future of Agribusiness in Moreton Bay. The breakfast will showcase future national and global trends in agribusiness, and explore opportunities to showcase Moreton Bay’s local produce to visitors. FAN Members receive a $50 discount to the event. Use the code MBRITSAVE50. BOOK HERE.
The Drought Resilience Leaders Mentoring Program is an opportunity for farmers and other rural professionals to connect 1:1 and share their knowledge and experience with each other, while also joining a national network committed to the future resilience of agriculture and regional Australia.
READ MORE HERE.
Small Business Micro-Credentials course
Small Business micro-credentials are a suite of five FREE non-accredited micro-credentials. Endorsed by the CCIQ and funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training, these micro-credentials allow learners to rapidly recognise their capabilities, identify their development needs and future-proof themselves in an increasingly changing world. READ MORE HERE.
Special thanks to FAN’s Partners and Sponsors who provide significant resources towards the ongoing sustainability of FAN and the growth and resilience of our regions’ food and agribusiness industry.