VegNET Gippsland, delivered by the East Gippsland Food Cluster, designs communications to build capacity in vegetable businesses. This is the monthly eNews for growers, services providers & friends.



April 2018 Issue

Two thirds of Gippsland’s three-year vegetable capacity building project are behind us – just one year left – let’s make it count !! As always, your feedback makes all the difference – Shayne Hyman, Industry Development Officer, 0417 330 081.  Bring on some rain in Gippsland !!


Irrigation Basic Skills Training @ Newry

Thanks Hussey & Co for hosting, VegPRO for the initiative & the participants for being open to practice change & new ideas.

Negotiations & Influencing Workshop

Over two days 31 May and 7 June  At the market, in the office, or on farm, grow your confidence & skills ~ Free entry !!  Click below …

Chemical Handling @ Wonthaggi

Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 June (venue tbc) – Call Sophie Lapsley 0426 200 996 at VegPRO to book your free training place.

Horticulture Code – Compliance is now required

Temporary Skilled Shortage (TSS) Visa Replaces 457

The change is to address labour shortages by bringing in genuinely skilled workers where skilled Australians cannot be sourced.  Provisional arrangements may affect current 457 visa holders.  For more information CLICK HERE

Great Little Guide

Fits in your wallet, contains lots of helpful information & online tools & is available from or 03 5551 8533  or  CLICK HERE

Young Farmers’ Advisory Council

Be the voice of young people in Victorian ag and grow your leadership & advocacy skills.  More info?  CLICK HERE

Funding for Growers to Attend Hort Connections 2018

A number of funded positions are available covering flights & accommodation for growers wanting to attend either the Global Innovations in Horticulture Seminar or the Australian Vegetables Export Seminar.   Find out how to apply …  CLICK HERE

Early Birds

The 10% discount is available until 5:00pm 30 April.

Last Words … 

1.  Apologies for the dodgy ‘fat hen’ link in the March 2018 eNews.

2.  There will be no May 2018 issue.