ATTENDEES to Hort Connections have been urged not to miss the chance to participate in some of the extra events attached to the main conference.
There will be several valuable and informative networking events, plus a Retail Tour and a Horticulture Field Day where participants can see some of the leading operations in Australian horticulture.
The Horticulture Field Day and Market Tour is a must-attend event for any industry professional, providing an insight to the operations of some of Victoria's leading horticulture operations.
- Freshstate voices Horticulture Award worry
- Public comment sought on protection of Melbourne's farmland
- Young growers vie for Corteva Young Grower of the Year award
Visitors will hear about innovative practices in the industry and network with like-minded peers.
Part of it includes a tour of the bustling Melbourne Markets, the buyers' walk and market stores, providing conference delegates an opportunity to meet wholesalers and growers to discuss industry issues and insights.
Past popularity means this year there are two field tours, one going east which has a focus on pathogen reduction, hydroponics and supply chain logistics, and one to the west which will focus on innovation in product development and large-scale food systems, machinery-part logistics.
Both tours begin with a delicious breakfast and a tour at the Melbourne wholesale Markets.
Registrations and details are available at hortconnections.com.au
Australia's fresh produce markets display will be positioned near the main entrance of this year's Hort Connections trade show.
Both tours begin with a delicious breakfast...
This will be visitors' one-stop-shop to visit Melbourne Market wholesalers and talk with representatives from Australia's central markets.
Fresh Markets Australia (FMA) is the national organisation representing each of the six Market Chambers, which themselves are organisations which represent the fruit and vegetable wholesalers located in each of Australia's Central Markets.
The organisation represents market wholesaling businesses.
The Central Markets Association of Australia (or CMAA) was formed in 2001 to provide a peak body for Central Markets around Australia.
The CMAA's objectives include acting as a united voice, the exchanging and sharing of ideas and information, the coordination of submissions and representation to all levels of Government and representation at local, national and international conferences.
- Copy supplied by CMAA.