December 2013

Where has this year gone? And what a year it has been for our fellow growers! Have we stepped up the pace or what? It seems that all aspects of our businesses have dramatically intensified this year.

David Wallace – President, VGA-Victoria

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Vegetable Growers AGM
The Vegetable Growers Association of Victoria’s 2013 AGM was held on Friday the 18th of October at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Members re-elected David Wallace as VGA Vic President and endorsed the following 2013-2014

Office Bearers: Senior Vice President, Rocky Lamattina; Junior Vice President, Paul Gazzola; Treasurer, Vince Doria; and Secretary, Tony Imeson. Craig Arnott, Bill Bulmer, Peter Cochrane, Luis Gazzola, Frank Lamattina and Anthony Mason were returned to the executive committee along with new member Joe Kelly

Industry acknowledges lifetime contributions
At the recent VGA AGM, Life Memberships were awarded to growers Peter and Tom Schreurs. Though not related, both speak highly of each other …

Fourth generation vegetable grower bolsters VGA
Joe Kelly, a fourth generation vegetable grower, has decided that since his five children finished school, it is time to put something back and learn more about what is going on in the vegetable industry …

Junk and processed food linked to depression
Could junk food be contributing to an increase in depression around the globe? This is one of the questions being asked by a team of Melbourne scientists who are revolutionising the way medical professionals address mental illness …

Veggycation Workshops
Workshops on communicating the health benefits of vegetables were recently held around Australia …

Presented by Dr Hazel MacTavish-West, Carolyn Lister and Jocelyn Eason (Plant & Food Research New Zealand), the workshops were attended by a cross section of industry, including growers, wholesalers, marketeers and dieticians …

Persistent promotion of healthy habits
Teisha Dower and Carolyn Creed have been visiting schools in the metropolitan area to promote the Melbourne Market Authority’s (MMA) Marketfresh Schools Program for many years.

The two ladies not only promote fruit and vegetable consumption to school children, but are often invited by corporations such as Toyota and various Government offices to promote the benefits of healthy eating to employees …

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