Success sprouts for young Victorian mushroom grower

Victorian mushroom producer Chris McLoghlin of The Organic Mushroom Farm has taken out this year’s prestigious AUSVEG Young Grower of the Year Award.

The award, sponsored by Corteva Agriscience™, the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, was announced at the Gala Dinner at the 2018 Hort Connections Conference held in Brisbane on Wednesday 20th June, 2018.

Chris is the founder and director of The Organic Mushroom Farm which markets the Mycelia Organics brand of mushrooms through independent grocers and the major retailers nationally. The Farm is the largest certified organic mushroom farming company in Australia.

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Young Grower of the Year Award 2018

WINNER - Chris McLoghlin Age 33, Melbourne, Victoria

Chris McL
Business The Organic Mushroom Farm
Expertise Director
Crop Focus Mushrooms
Methods Certified Organic

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Daniel Hammond Age 34, Bairnsdale, Victoria

Business Bulmer Farms
Expertise Horticulture
Crop Focus Salad lines and baby broccoli
Methods Balanced

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Olivia Ryan Age 22, Ballarat, Victoria

Business McCain Foods Limited
Expertise Agronomist
Crop Focus Potatoes
Favourite Beneficial Bug Ladybird and Hoverfly - they eat a LOT of bad bugs

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Daniel Quattrocchi Age 28, Adelaide, South Australia

Business Monika’s Organics
Expertise Manager - All Operations
Crop Focus Bunch Lines
Methods Certified Organic

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Jake Shadbolt Age 23, Swan Hill, Victoria

Business Scotties Point Farms
Expertise Vegetable Production
Crop Focus Onions, Broccoli and Beetroot
Methods Conventional

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Stephanie Corrigan Age 28, Clyde, Victoria

Business Corrigan Produce Farms
Expertise Farming
Crop Focus Baby Cos, Celery, Kale, Leeks,
  Silverbeet,Pak Choy, Onions
Methods Integrated Pest Management

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Mitchell East Age 25, Manjimup, Western Australia

Business                  Willarra Gold
Expertise                 Farmer/Grower
Crop Focus Tropical Fruits, Vegetable Production
Methods Permaculture and IPM - We work with what
  we’ve got with soil health and nutrition

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