Category: Minister for Agriculture

Victoria Flexes Its Aquaculture Mussels (And Oysters)

Aquaculture in Victoria will have room to expand with the largest ever allocation of new sites in Port Phillip and Western Port Bay announced today by the Andrews Labor Government. The additional aquaculture sites are included in a new Victorian Aquaculture Strategy launched today in Portarlington by Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford. The Strategy will […]

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Bright Ideas Sprout For AgTech Innovation

Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford, will tonight hear from Victoria’s leading young farmers and aspiring entrepreneurs about digital innovation and start-ups at Australia’s only dedicated AgTech Accelerator program, SproutX. The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to back our primary producers in their application and adoption of new technology and is helping turn ideas into reality. […]

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World Leading Wine Experts Get A Taste Of Victoria

Fifty of the world’s best sommeliers have raised a glass to Victoria’s reputation as an international wine destination. Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford, welcomed the wine experts at a lunch in Melbourne today to launch the sommeliers program which will run side-by-side the World’s 50 Best Restaurants (W50B) program. The visiting sommeliers will tour five […]

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Digital Roundtable To Focus On Accelerating New Tech

Harnessing the benefits of new on-farm technology and ensuring Victoria is at the centre of online and digital innovation will be the focus of the first Digital Roundtable today. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development, Jaala Pulford will chair the roundtable discussion bringing together farmers, technology experts and industry leaders. In the agriculture sector, new […]

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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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