"Eliza Brown makes her mark on the future of winemaking domestically and internationally"

"WHAT do you do when the Federal Minister for Agriculture taps you on the shoulder and asks if you would be interested in representing Australia's wine industry on the inaugural Agricultural Industry Advisory Council? Naturally, you say `yes' and become one of the 10 hand -picked council members who will assist Barnaby Joyce and the Federal Government in its endeavors to reduce red type and to drive regúlatory reform. As the only Victorian appointed to the council, chief executive officer and director of Peter R. Brown Family Vineyards (All Saints Estate and St Leonards Vineyard) Eliza Brown said she was "honored" to be representing the wine industry and felt it was a "fantastic way to give back to the agricultural industry ". "When Barnaby Joyce was travelling around during the 2013 election campaign he visited All Saints," Ms Brown said. "I started talking to him about the winery and what I was involved in with the industry. "After the election he called me and asked if I would be interested in this job on the Agricultural Industry Advisory Council. "Our job is really to help the minister to look at the agricultural industry across Australia, which is so diverse, and provide the government with a broad understanding of the industry. "Things like offering opinions on what returns are like for each sector of agriculture and what we can do to make those better and how to create investment opportunities, like Australia's export future," she said." ....

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