In this edition:
NT Farmers President, Simon Smith, congratulates the Gunner government on their return to power and outlines what is needed to continue the grow of the agriculture industry
CEO, Paul Burke talks about Seasonal Workers
Read all about three exciting land releases and enjoy an update across the industry.Read More
In this edition:
CEO Paul Burke asks “Boundless Possible – Where are the Workers?” How many millions of dollars of produce need to be left on the trees or rotting on the ground before governments realise we have an issue?
In other news, we congratulate Mr Ken Rayner on being awarded an OAM for his services to the mango industry; we give you information on the classification of long term casuals; strongly encourage all agri-business to have a COVID19 management plan in place and a general wrap up of what we are doing in the industry.Read More
A snippet of whats inside:
Northern Australia Food Futures Conference – join us in April to catch a barra at our engaging and inspirational 2020 conference!
CEO industry update
National Horticulture Industry Labour Agreement news
Farewell and goodbye to two staff members
Cotton in the NT
Meet the Chef’s behind “Charlie’s of Darwin”Read More
In this edition we showcase the Central Australian Food Futures Roadshow held in November.
The event kicked off in Alice Springs with over 65 people in attendance. The welcome function was an enjoyable evening held at Azri Research Station and our hosts, Department of Primary Industries & Resources put on an amazing meal and venue. The topics for the welcome event were hemp and dates.
Keynote speaker John Hall from Agrifibre addressed guests on the hemp industry, its opportunities and value to central Australia and future farming operations. John can see terrific opportunity for the hemp industry and the opportunity is very real. There was significant interest in hemp from the range of producers in the room…
See inside for more!Read More
Mango season is here!
The only thing that tastes sweeter than a Territory Mango is knowing that every bite supports the people and the earth that brought it to you – today and far in to the future (Paul Burke, NT Farmers CEO)
What else is in this edition:
Update from Minister for Primary Industries and Resources
Central Australia Food Futures Roadshow next monthRead More
In this edition we highlight water: the Essential Ingredient to Life, Success and Prosperity
“From the desert to the coastline the single biggest
constraint to the growth of our plant industries is the
availability of reliable water, consequently the most
important investment we can make in the future of
Territory farming is good water planning and
management.” (Kate Peake, NT Farmers Director & Advocate for Industry Water Rights)
We also welcome our new CEO Paul Burke and thank previous CEO, Greg Owens for his hard work and dedication to the Association. We are very glad to announce that Greg will be staying on with NT Farmers in the role of Industry Development Manager.Read More
The Sweetest Job Campaign In 2018 NT Farmers partnered with Regional Development Australia NT, NT Government, Litchfield Council and Stones Throw Group to run a suite of pre-employment sessions for candidates to learn about the requirements of the mango harvest. The project resulted in Employers listing 24 positions in the Greater Darwin area, those positions were filled with NT residents. NOTE: this page is also linked via our recent achievementsRead More