THE FNQ Growers gala dinner returns on September 3 at the Mareeba United Football Club.
Postponed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 health pandemic, the 2021 dinner will be an opportunity for the horticulture industry to gather and celebrate its achievements.
The prestigious Charlie Nastasi Horticultural Farmer of the Year award is returning and will be announced at the dinner.
FNQ Growers chairman Joe Moro said while horticulture continued to go from strength to strength, the region's growers had shared in the challenges brought about by the pandemic.
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"A night like this gives the industry and our supporters a chance to reflect and celebrate our success, despite the challenging environment in which we farm in," Mr Moro said.
"It also gives us an opportunity to recognise one of our peers, with the Charlie Nastasi Horticultural Farmer of the Year award in honour of one of the pillars of our industry."
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