Michael Evans Age 35, Bairnsdale, VIC

Expertise                 Corn and beans
Crop Focus Tropical Fruits, Vegetable Production
Methods Finding alternate inputs to the conventional way.
  Utilising alternate nutritional sources. Improving soils

What's your current focus on the farm?
Soil heath and equipment efficiencies.

What’s your favourite beneficial bug? And why?
Ladybug.

How do you feel about being nominated for the Young Grower of the Year award?
It is a true honour to be recognised it the industry I have dedicated my entire working life to.

Why do you think it is important to honour young growers?
It gives young growers recognition in an industry that is challenging. We need young growers to keep farming and growing into the future.

What are some of the major challengers for young growers? 
Not having enough prior knowledge / education prior to beginning a farming career.