Award winners aren’t slowing down any time soon

As the APAL Forum and Awards for Excellence approach in June, we caught up with some of last year's winners to see what they've been working on since winning the award. We spoke with David Williams, winner of last year's Lifetime Achievement award, and Nathan Barolli, winner of last year's Rising Star award. David Williams [...]

By |April 3rd, 2019|APAL, News|

Best wishes Angus!

After five years at the helm of the Future Orchards®  programme, APAL technical manager Angus Crawford has announced he will move on from the organisation to pursue new challenges in agriculture. Under his stewardship, Future Orchards has gone from strength-to-strength delivering practical learning opportunities across growing systems, varieties, rootstocks, chemical use and application. At the centre-piece of this programme, [...]

By |March 27th, 2019|APAL, News|

2019 APAL Awards for Excellence

Nominations for the 2019 APAL Awards for Excellence are open until 23 April at 5:00pm. 2019 Winners will be announced on 24 June at a dedicated Breakfast at Cargo Hall, South Wharf.  Each winner will be nominated for the Hort Connections combined industry awards. Nominate Now! Do you know someone who [...]

By |March 7th, 2019|APAL|

APAL welcomes Larissa Vaughan to Events role

Larissa Vaughan has joined the Communications team as the new Program Manager, taking over from Richelle Zealley who has moved into a new role within APAL. Larissa comes from an extensive background in association/membership event management, including senior event and program manager roles with Australian Institute of Company Directors, CPA, and, most recently, the Urban Development [...]

By |March 5th, 2019|APAL, News|

2017-18 Annual Report – APAL

Download APAL's Annual Report 2017-18. APAL’s Annual Report for 2017-18 is now available as a download. This year’s report is provided in a streamlined form and includes financial statements and auditor’s report. Download APAL’s annual report 2017-18.

By |November 5th, 2018|Annual reports, APAL|

2016-17 Annual Report – APAL

Download APAL's Annual Report 2016-17. APAL’s Annual Report for 2016-17 is now available as a download. This year’s report is provided in a streamlined form and includes financial statements and auditor’s report. Download APAL’s annual report 2016-17.

By |June 28th, 2018|Annual reports, APAL|

APAL seeks director nominations for SA, WA

APAL is seeking nominations for  two positions of  Directors of the APAL Board - representing South Australia and Western Australia - as part of the routine process of director rotation. APAL directors hold office for three years, after which time the position is re-opened and a new round of nominations sought. Current directors are eligible for and can nominate [...]

By |June 20th, 2018|APAL, News|

APAL announces 2018 award recipients

APAL has announced the recipients of its 2018 Awards for Excellence at Hort Connections 2018 with Victorian grower Gerard Alampi, Prima Fresh, taking out Grower of the Year. Nominations were submitted to the APAL Board for consideration with a number of high quality and impressive candidates being proposed. Congratulations to all the recipients and a [...]

By |June 18th, 2018|APAL, News|

Q&A with 2016 award winner, Mel Ware

Before this year's Awards for Excellence are presented in June, the 2016 recipient of the Rising Star of the Year award, Mel Ware, reflected on what receiving the award meant to her. Where do you work, Mel? I am employed as the orchard manager of Mahnew Orchard at Lenswood, South Australia. Which award did you [...]

By |April 3rd, 2018|APAL|

Q&A with 2016 award winner, Mark Trzaskoma

Ahead of this year's Awards for Excellence, we had a talk with previous winner, Mark Trzaskoma, about the significance of the awards. Tell us about yourself, Mark. I live in Warragul, West Gippsland, Victoria, where I am the production manager for Battunga Orchards. We are a vertically integrated company that currently produces apples and pears [...]

By |March 29th, 2018|APAL|