From the Acting CEO

Hi everyone,

Shenal has moved to Sydney to start his new job with the NSW Government. I am acting in the CEO role at NT Farmers for the next 3 months.

It’s a very busy time for all the Top End famers, with the vegetable and melon crops all started and the preparations for mango flowering in full swing.

Staff at NT farmers have also been busy with workshops, meetings, roadshows, and producing the e-news and our newsletters. Further workshops for IPM and training events for farm chemical safety and Freshcare V4 are in the pipeline so keep reading the e-news.

May is also conference season with the AMIA mango conference in Bowen from 2-5 May, and the Hort Connections event in Adelaide 15-18 May, for vegetable growers, apple and pear growers and a host of other associated horticulture associations. Some funding for airfares and accommodation is available to vegetable levy payers to attend this convention if anyone is still interested in attending.

The NT Farmer’s office is undergoing a full renovation thanks to the NT government grants for not-for-profit organisations so things are a bit disorganised but it is also amazing what gets found in the old files. We are looking forward to the new look office when complete in a couple of weeks and for members to visit us and check it out.

Greg Owens