Past Winners and Nominees

Corteva Agricience have been proud sponsors of the annual Hort Innovations Young Grower of the Year award since 2018. Meet all of our past winners and nominees.

Damien Manno Young Grower of the Year 2022


Damien Manno, from Quality Harvest took out the 2022 Young Grower of the Year award in recognition of his innovation and dedication to excellence.

Meet the 2022 Nominees
Xavier Toohey 2021 winner


Potato grower Xavier Toohey from Wallace in Victoria was the 2021 Winner of the Young Grower of the Year Award. Xavier was praised for his leadership and tenacity.

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2019 Young Grower of the Year, Daniel Hoffman is a 35-year-old vegetable grower from Penfield, South Australia, specialising in IPM and Biodynamic farming of Tomatoes, capsicums, eggplant, cucumber and bunch lins.

Meet the 2019 Nominees
Chris McLoghlin, 2018 Young Grower of the Year


2018 Winner was Victorian mushroom producer Chris McLoghlin of The Organic Mushroom Farm, the largest certified organic mushroom farming company in Australia at the time.

Meet the 2018 Nominees