2019 Young Grower of the Year

Daniel Hoffman

35-year-old vegetable grower Daniel Hoffman from Penfield, South Australia has been named as the 2019 Young Grower of the Year.

The award, sponsored by Corteva Agriscience, was announced at the AUSVEG National Awards for Excellence held at the Hort Connections Gala Dinner in Melbourne tonight.

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Young Grower of the Year 2019 Nominees

Anthony De Ieso Age 30, Adelaide, SA

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Business Thorndon Park Produce
Expertise Growing vegetables!
Crop Focus Bunch Line vegetables
Methods Intense outdoor horticulture
  Commercial methods and others such as IPM

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Stephanie Tabone Age 23, Kalbar QLD

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Business Kalfresh
Expertise Production Manager
Crop Focus Carrots

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Christopher Maisel Age 25, Dimbulah, QLD

Christopher-Maisel
Business Maisel Ag Pty Ltd (Trading as Rocky Top Farms)
Expertise Bachelor of Agribusiness and Applied sciences
Crop Focus Pawpaw/Papaya, Limes
Methods IPM, pulse irrigation, natural biological control
  and constant pest and dsease monitoring

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Daniel Jackson Age 35, Glasshouse Mountains/Beerwah, QLD

Daniel-Jackson
Business Jackson Agricultural Company
Expertise Grower
Crop Focus Custard Apples and Macadamias
Methods Hybrid of natural sequence farming and
  IPM adapted to horticulture

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John Hearman Age 33, Donnybrook, WA

John Hearman
Business Hearman, Ag Orchard and Nursery
Expertise Fruit grower and nurseryman
Crop Focus Large tonnage with high packout.Big trees for nursery.
Methods Conventional

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Josh Langmaid Age 31, Forth (Devonport), TAS

Josh Langmaid
Business Langmaid Harvesting
Expertise Horticulture, Contract harvesting (Grain/Seed crop)
Crop Focus Vegetables (Cauilflower, Beans, Peas, Potatoes,
  Poppies, Pyrethrum, Cabbage, Parsley, Carrot)
Methods Integrated Pest Management

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Michael Evans Age 35, Bairnsdale, VIC

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

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Daniel Hoffman, Age 35, Penfield, SA

Daniel Hoffman
Business Hoff Family Trust
Expertise Plant nutrition and fertiliser. Pest and plant health management.
Crop Focus Tomatoes, capsicums, eggplant, cucumber, bunch lines
Methods IPM/Biodynamic
Current Focus Harvesting, planting, pest/disease management and irrigation

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Stephanie Corrigan Age 28, Clyde, VIC

Stephanie
Business Corrigan Produce Farms
Expertise Farming
Crop Focus Baby Cos, Celery, Kale, Leeks, Silverbeet, Celeriac, Pak Choy, Onions
Methods Integrated Pest Management
Favourite Beneficial Bug Lady Bugs - They're cute!

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Carl Young Age 29, Wemen, VIC

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Business Redgold Pty Ltd
Expertise Co-ordination of cropping
Crop Focus Spinach and lettuce
Methods Farm with love
Favourite Beneficial Bug Lacewing

Success sprouts for young Victorian mushroom grower - 2018 winner

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

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

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Olivia Ryan Age 22, Ballarat, Victoria

Olivia-Ryan
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

Daniel-Quatrocci.
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

Jake-Shadbolt
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

Steph-Corrigan
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

Mitchell-East
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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