Hort industry seeks your say on new strategic direction

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Hort Innovation have called out to industry stakeholders to get involved and provide their input on the direction of the new corporate strategy.

Under the leadership of CEO Matt Brand, a national roadshow of consultation workshops will kick off in New South Wales at the end of this month, visiting all states and territories, concluding in April.

Matt said these workshops will offer the opportunity to learn more about how Hort Innovation currently works to invest levy funds, and to freely discuss views and ideas on how it can be done better in the future to meet the needs and priorities of the sector.

“As the grower-owned Research and Development Corporation for the Australian horticulture industry, it is the task of Hort Innovation to invest levy funds into research, industry development and marketing projects that will grow the hort industry in both domestic and international markets.

“We are inviting our members, levy payers, industry bodies and horticultural growers nationwide to take part in consultation workshops that will help to determine our new strategic direction,” he said.

“The new strategic plan will strengthen the way our organisation works from the top down – and we want to ensure that our growers are at the forefront of the new strategy.”

An online ideas portal has also been set up to allow contributions from those who cannot physically attend.

The new corporate strategy will come into effect around mid-year informed by ideas from growers, industry bodies, and online feedback.

The workshops are free to attend but registration is required. Find out where and when you can attend one close to you.



Farah Abdurahman, Media and Public Affairs Manager
0447 304 255


By |January 23rd, 2019|Hort Innovation, Levies, News, Opportunities, Training and workshops|

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