All Corteva Agriscience Young Grower of the Year Award nominees were taken on an Alumni bonding experience to Melbourne Laser Tag and were also the guest of honour at the Hort Connection Industry Dinner held at SEALIFE Melbourne.
Nominee Anthony De Ieso from Thorndon Park Produce in South Australia said:
“What I will take back from this year’s convention is that people are taking notice of the hard work that so many young people are putting in. I am grateful and humble to have been a part of the shortlist of Young Growers who were recognised for their achievements. I would like to thank Corteva for giving us the opportunity to network and help add to our brands. The events that Corteva ran were memorable and fantastic.”
Fellow nominee John Hearman from Ag Orchard and Nursery in Western Australia said:
“It was great fun meeting all the other growers. Playing laser tag and the dinner at SEALIFE were a highlight for me.”
Corteva Agriscience Horticulture & Insecticides Marketing Manager Nick Koch said having the opportunity to spend time with the nominees helped him to understand the full range of issues they’re managing as young growers.
“These young men and women have great, innovative ideas to help address some of these issues, and if Corteva Agriscience can listen and help nurture these plans and foster a community to help support them, I think they’ll go a long way in being successful in Australian horticulture,” Nick said.
“Corteva is committed to working hand in glove with the next generation of horticulture farmers and that’s part of our sustainability objective through our alliance with science initiative to grow the next crop of successful local farmers.”