Category: Minister for Agriculture

Hook, Line And Sinker For Rural Women’s Award

The 2017 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Victorian Rural Women’s Award has gone to a woman with big plans for the local seafood industry. Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford, today announced Kirsten Abernethy as the winner of the prestigious award at a ceremony held at Parliament House. Ms Abernethy, who has worked in […]

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Climate Change Roundtable To Guide Our Farming Future

The Andrews Labor Government has today convened a Roundtable to explore how Victoria’s agribusiness and primary producers can best continue to work at adapting to a hotter and drier climate. The Roundtable brings together farmers, scientists, commodity experts and industry leaders to explore future agricultural research and development opportunities, and other adaptation measures to address […]

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Victorian Produce Gets Major Export Advantage

In a major win for horticulturalists, and in a Victorian first, the Andrews Labor Government has helped lure decontamination processor  Steritech to the Melbourne Market. Steritech is set to open a new X-ray treatment facility that will boost export potential, and provide Victorian producers with a major market advantage. Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford, and […]

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Authority Chair To Continue The Game Plan

Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford has announced the extension of Brian Hine as Chair of the Game Management Authority (GMA). Mr Hine has over 35 years of experience in the public sector that spans land management, health and human services, local government and emergency services. Mr Hine’s reappointment through to mid-2020 will enable him to […]

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Women In Ag Shine On International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, and throughout the month of March, the Andrews Labor Government is putting the spotlight firmly on celebrating and honouring our Victorian women in agriculture. Celebrations kicked off today with the announcement of the finalists in the 2017 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation’s (RIRDC) Victorian Rural Women’s Award, which celebrates outstanding […]

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Board Directors Sought For Game Management Authority

Expressions of interest are being sought from people keen to join Victoria’s Game Management Authority (GMA) board. The GMA is an independent statutory authority responsible for the regulation and sustainable management of game hunting in Victoria and is responsible for issuing Game Licences, managing open and closed seasons for game species, enforcing game hunting laws […]

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Ballarat Beer Brews New Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government today announced its support to establish an Australian Craft Beer Centre of Excellence in Ballarat, creating 25 new jobs benefiting beer enthusiasts, locals and tourists alike keen to sample the regions finest brew. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford and Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight today met with craft beer enthusiasts […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Western Victoria Region

Victoria’s Produce On Show To The Middle East

Premium Victorian produce will be on show when more than 50 local companies lead a reinvigorated trade push to the Middle East at the world’s largest annual food and hospitality trade show, Gulfood 2017 in Dubai. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford arrived today with a delegation of the state’s best and most innovative food and […]

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Scholarship Sends Shepparton Talent To Silicon Valley

The Andrews Labor Government today awarded a Food Source Victoria scholarship to Shepparton-based Agtech professional Peter Moller, who will travel to Silicon Valley in March to learn about the latest in agricultural technologies and innovation. The $20 million Food Source Victoria program supports regional Victorians working in agriculture and food production to enhance their business […]

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Medicinal Cannabis Takes Big Steps Forward In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with establishing a reliable, safe production pipeline for the supply of high quality medicinal cannabis for Victorian patients. The first cannabis crop grown by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources has now been harvested. It is now being tested and formulated – part of product […]

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