2012 AUSVEG National Convention, Trade Show and National Awards for Excellence

The 2012 AUSVEG National Convention, Trade Show and National Awards for Excellence was held at Wrest Point Hotel-Casino, in Hobart from 10-12 May.

With over 800 delegates in attendance, this was the largest event in the horticulture calendar. The Convention continues to grow and every year promises to be the largest gathering of growers, researchers and supply-chain representatives from the vegetable industry ever held.

With the success of previous years, AUSVEG expanded upon its current initiatives and delivered an exciting event. The program included an informative Speaker Sessions, an impressive Trade Show, sporting greats and political figures, as well as a strong social program. The culminating event was the 2012 AUSVEG National Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner, held on Saturday 12 May 2012.

The Convention was once again well supported and AUSVEG would like to thank Elders, Syngenta, DuPont and Bayer CropScience, for their contributions and dedication to this important industry.

2012 AUSVEG National Awards for Excellence winners

 

Sponsored by:

Grower of the Year Award:

Mr Frank Ruffo (VIC)

Rising Star of the Year Award:

Mr Tim Walker (TAS)

Young Grower of the Year Award:

Mr Michael Vorrasi (SA)

Industry Recognition Award:

Ms Denise Kreymborg (QLD)

Industry Impact Award:

Mrs Joyce Babun (WA)

Productivity Partner Award:

VISY

Researcher of the Year Award:

Dr. Calum Wilson (TAS)

Innovative Marketing Award:

Aussie Farmers Direct (VIC)

Women in Horticulture Award:

Mrs Tina Lamattina (VIC)

Environmental Award:

Mr Steve Newman (SA)

Industry Leader Award:

John Gilmour (NSW)

Lifetime Achievement Award:

Buz Green (TAS)