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Launching the ‘Hand that Feeds You’


Today, with Gippsland Jersey, we officially launched “The Hand that Feeds You” – which is beautiful 2020 calendar that shares the heartfelt stories of 13 farmers from within the Wellington and East Gippsland Shires.

Last year, in memory of her father, Sallie Jones – a member of the family who owns this iconic Lakes Entrance-based dairy farm – produced a hardcopy calendar to support and advocate for the mental health of dairy farmers in the Gippsland region.

This year the Outer Gippsland Drought and Fire, Mental Health & Wellbeing Partnership, which is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, worked with Sallie to produce another edition to share more incredible stories.

Today’s launch was attended by 12 of the 13 farmers featured in the calendar. The launch was catered by Albert & Co – Coffee Food Catering with all local produce. The farmers and their families were also gifted a Christmas cake, thanks to the generosity of Balfours Bakery.

High fives also to 9 News GippslandEastvicmedia and Dairy News Australia who were among the many media outlets in attendance today. And special thanks to Darren Chester MP and Tim Bull MP for their presence and ongoing support.

Limited copies of ‘The Hand That Feeds You’ 2020 calendar, featuring the heartfelt stories of 13 farmers from within the Wellington and East Gippsland Shires and facilitated by Gippsland Jersey, will be available for FREE from our sites in Bairnsdale, Bruthen, Lakes Entrance, Metung and Nowa Nowa by the end of the week.

Please note: calendars will be available from other locations across Gippsland, we’ll let you know where as soon as we confirm the details