Horticulture Grower Information Sessions will be held this month to provide education to local farmers on a range of important industry topics.
In collaboration with Growcom and Madec, the initiative aims to assist with workforce needs during the uncertain times of the Covid pandemic as well as help growers to understand best management practices.
Madec's Harvest Trail Services office manager Latarah Heming said their would be plenty of benefits in attending the session.
“Growers will gain an understanding of labour assistance available to them and best management practices relating to the farm,” she said.
“They will also be able to access a pool of harvest workers and the ability to meet auditing requirements.”
The session will be broken up into a number of presentations, including Harvest Trail, which will give farmers an insight into how their labour needs can be assisted, a guide to understanding Ag-Move funding and more.
Fair Farms will also be featured in the session.
The industry-led initiative is aimed at fostering fair and responsible employment practices in Australian horticulture.
Information on the Seasonal Worker Programme will also be provided and will explain how employers can have access to a reliable, returning workforce when there is not enough local Australian labour to meet seasonal demand.
Hort360 will also provide information on how to use their free, online best management practice program.
The Grower Information Session will be held in Bundaberg on Monday, 22 November from 10am to 11.30am at Tattersalls Hotel, 47 Walla Street.
Register your attendance here.