IT'S time to nominate that high achiever in the horticulture industry for the opportunity to gain national recognition.
Nominations are open for the National Awards for Excellence for the horticulture industry, which will be presented at the Hort Connections 2022 Gala Dinner on on Wednesday, June 8, which is sponsored by Costa Group.
Hort Connections 2022 will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from June 6-8, 2022.
Nominations can be made online and close 5pm AEST, April 15, 2022 via www.hortconnections.com.au/hort-awards.
Regarded as the industry's most prestigious event, the awards recognise outstanding contributions individuals and companies make to the nation's fruit, vegetable, nursery and cut floral sectors.
They cover a range of areas in horticulture, including recognising remarkable growers in multiple categories, as well as researchers, sustainability practices, innovative agribusinesses and the industry's leading exporters.
The categories that will be presented as part of the National Awards for Excellence include:
Ausveg national marketing manager Nathan McIntyre said the awards provide an opportunity for the industry to come together to recognise the outstanding accomplishments of leading growers and industry members, and celebrate the exceptional work the industry undertakes to keep Australia healthy and safe.
"These awards are a fantastic opportunity to recognise the passion and resilience shown by growers and others working within the vegetable, fruit, nut and flower growing industries, who work tirelessly behind the scenes in putting food on the table for Australian families," Mr McIntyre said.
"With many growers finding it increasingly difficult to find time away from their farms and their businesses, the Hort Connections Gala Dinner is the industry's chance to come together and acknowledge the successes of its leading members and provide much-needed support to peers and colleagues who have faced significant challenges over the last two years."
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