New VGA President

Vegetable Grower from Keilor David Wallace was elected as the new VGA President at the Annual General Meeting held last week.

In receiving congratulations from outgoing President Luis Gazzola, David acknowledged Luis outstanding contribution over the past seven years.

David has many years experience as a vegetable grower and 20 years ago served a term as President, recently holding the positions of Senior Vice President and Treasurer.

New President elected at AGM
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A special welcome was extended to newly elected executive member Bill Bulmer from Lindenow.

VGA Annual General Meeting 2011
The AGM and dinner attracted 40 members and guests

Over 40 members and guests enjoyed excellent presentations from IDOs Helena Whitman and Slobodan Vujovic, covering recent grower study tours to WA, the USA and Italy.

Several guest speakers provided thoughtful industry briefs industry briefs on topics of interest to Victorian Vegetable Growers.

Neil Lowe Chairman Melbourne Market Authority,
Richard Mulcahy
Graeme Ford CEO Victorian Farmers Federation,
Andrew Sullivan
Victorian Farm Safety Centre,
Will Gordon
Industry Services Manager Horticulture Australia,
Martin Kneebone
Freshlogic (consumer trends with vegetables).

Special guest dinner speaker, Mr David Fussell, Marketing Manager Melbourne Market Authority, presented an overview of the MMA Schools Program which promotes the importance of fresh fruit & vegetables to primary children.

For more information contact :

Slobodan Vujovic
IDO – East
Helena Whitman
IDO – West

0422 583 784

0407 772 299

Rod Hall
VGA Membership Services
0403 215 935

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