Category: Minister for Agriculture

New Online Training For Horticulture Workers

New workers starting at Victorian horticulture businesses will be quickly brought up to speed to get to work quicker thanks to an online training package supported by the Victorian Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced $70,000 for SuniTAFE to develop the Horticulture Farm Worker Induction Program, as part of the $50 million Agriculture […]

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Growing Forestry Jobs Through Innovation

The Victorian Government is supporting our timber industry and securing future jobs by establishing a centre for timber and forestry innovation in Gippsland. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced that the Victorian Government, in collaboration with the Commonwealth, will provide $4 million to Forest and Wood Products Australia over the next four years to […]

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Improving Safety For Victorian Farms

A newly established Farm Safety Council is providing advice to the Victorian Government and agriculture sector on how to reduce injuries and deaths of people on farms in Victoria. The Council, established by Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes has been meeting to provide guidance on the activities that could be prioritised by government to make […]

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Independent Melbourne Market Reviews Complete

The Victorian Government is continuing to ensure success at the Melbourne Wholesale Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Market at Epping with two independent reviews concluding the market is operating efficiently and effectively. The work was undertaken to ensure that the trading environment at the Market supports Victoria’s horticulture industries to be globally competitive, highly productive and […]

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Working Together To Keep Agriculture Moving

The Victorian and New South Wales Governments are working together to ensure our vital agriculture industry can continue to operate while our border is closed. While some impacts to the Victorian and NSW agricultural industries are anticipated, Victorian Agriculture Minister Jaclyn Symes and NSW Minister Adam Marshall have committed to working through any issues that […]

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Big Boost For Small-Scale And Craft Agribusinesses

Small-scale and craft producers across the state have received a funding boost to help grow their businesses and generate jobs thanks to grants from the Victorian Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today visited Dreaming Goat Dairy in Monegeetta to announce the more than 130 businesses that will share in $2 million from the Small-Scale […]

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Steering Agricultural Response To Climate Change

Victoria’s ongoing ability to produce high-quality food and fibre in a changing climate will be the key focus of a new advisory council established by the Victorian Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today called for expressions of interest for positions on the newly established Victorian Agriculture and Climate Change Council (VACCC). Expressions are being […]

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Protecting Victorian Horticulture From Fruit Fly Impacts

Victoria’s key fruit production regions will continue to be protected from the destructive impacts of Queensland fruit fly with an extension of funding from the Victorian Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced a further $1.72 million in grants in a one-year extension of the Managing Fruit Fly in Victoria Action Plan 2015-20, allowing […]

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Game Management Authority To Broaden Board Expertise

Three new board members have been appointed to the Game Management Authority (GMA), bringing new skills and experience to the independent regulator. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced the appointment of Dr Bronwyn Orr, Corrie Goodwin and Owen Cavanough for a term of three years. Ian Maxfield has also been reappointed to the GMA […]

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Targeted Drought Resilience Support Goes Digital

The Victorian Government is continuing to support farmers impacted by drought and dry seasonal conditions with funding and support programs that have moved online so that they are accessible by more people. The Business Planning and Management Support for Farmers program is part of the Government’s $31 million support package for areas affected by drought […]

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