2011 Women in Horticulture Award

Deborah Corrigan has received the 2011 Women in Horticulture Award in recognition of her outstanding ability and commitment to achieving success in the vegetable industry.

Deborah Corrigan receives the 2011 - Women in Horticulture - award
Deborah receives her award from Steritech Packaging

Corrigans has been involved in the vegetable industry for more than 75 years with Deborah and her brothers Darren and Stephen, being the 3rd generation to carry on the family business.

Corrigan Produce Marketing

Corrigans operate over 140 hectares at Clyde, 58km SE of Melbourne, supplying 10 quality vegetables lines to fresh markets in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide as well as the major Supermarkets.

The business prides itself on producing high quality fresh produce, being among the first to embrace both Quality Assurance and the industry’s EnviroVeg environmental program.

Deborah has always been passionate about the family business and the vegetable industry in general and has represented growers on several committees including :

The VGA-Victoria Executive,
AusVeg R&D Advisory Committee,
IDO Management Committee,
and the EnviroVeg Management Committee

Deborah is currently the grower representative on the Bunyip Food Belt Advisory Committee.

“I would like to see more women become involved in this industry”, Deborah said. “I think there are some great opportunities out there for women – information, education etc, perhaps an R & D project would be good.”

Asked what it meant to be recognized for her efforts on behalf of the industry, Deborah replied…

“It means a great deal to be recognized by the industry and other farmers. I have had to stand my ground over the years to be recognized as a farmer. It was very nice to see industry people and especially fellow farmers, congratulating me on receiving the award.”

Congratulations Deborah !

Deborah Corrigan Award
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For more information contact your Industry Development Officers :

Slobodan Vujovic
IDO – East
Helena Whitman
IDO – West

0422 583 784

0407 772 299



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