Top Awards for Victorians

Last Saturday night saw Victorian growers take out two of Australia’s top Vegetable Industry Awards.

The Awards were presented during the National Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner at the AUSVEG Convention at Wrest Point Casino in Hobart.

Tina Lamattina took out the Women in Horticulture Award which was presented by 2011 winner Deborah Corrigan.

The Award for Grower of the Year went to Frank Ruffo. Frank was voted the winner from a large number of worthy nominees.

Frank’s sons Joseph and Frankie, were also nominated for National Excellence Awards.

Successful home delivery franchise business Aussie Farmers Direct, received the Award for Innovative Marketing.

Top Awards for Victorian Growers
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Other winners on the night included :

Steve Newman (SA)
Environmental Award
Tim Walker (TAS Rising Star Award
Denise Kreymborg (QLD) Industry Recognition Award
Joyce Babun (WA) Industry Impact Award
Dr Calum Wilson (TAS) Research of the Year Award
Michael Vorrasi (SA) Young Grower of the Year Award
VISY Productivity Partner Award
John Gilmour (Dow AgroScience) Industry Leader Award

For more information contact :

Rod Hall
IDO – West
John Runting
IDO – East

0403 215 935

0417 356 364

Helena Whitman
VGA Executive Manager
0407 772 299

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