The sixth annual Agriculture: The Heart of Victoria dinner RASV partnership event with the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) was held on 28 June at the RACV City Club. The event was a celebration of the outstanding food, wine and beer produced by Victorian farmers and makers. The evening boasted an incredible degustation menu that was created using an array of locally sourced ingredients from some of RASV’s 2017 Australian Food Award winners.
The Honorable Jaala Pulford, Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development discussed government initiatives provided to Victorian producers and provided attendees with her insights into the future of Victorian agriculture.
RASV thanks the food producers for their contribution to the evening – Zeally Bay Sourdough, Mount Zero Olives, Bertocchi, Milawa Cheese, Gamila at Beechworth, Port Phillip Bay Scallops, Wild Hen Farm, Main Ridge Dairy, Ashburton Meats, Wits End Pulses, Wildes Lane, Australian Superfoods; and to the Royal Melbourne Wine Award winners who were also featured on the night – Brown Brothers, Granite Hills, Innocent Bystander and Dominique Portet.
The evening also hosted the 2018 Emerging Leaders in Victorian Agriculture awards, a program open to industry participants aged under 40 years old who have demonstrated leadership qualities such as innovation, communication or ethical conduct. RASV congratulates awards recipients, Amelia Bright and Dr Jo Newton.
RASV CEO Paul Guerra said “Amelia and Jo are both very deserving recipients and I’m looking forward to following their journeys as they work with fellow industry leaders through RASV’s calendar of events”.
Read more about the 2018 Emerging Leaders in Victorian Agriculture awards here.