Val Micallef and his brother Sam have been heavily involved in strategic levy investments over the years, and most recently, this has included playing a part in the on-farm extension of research and development to ensure growers see real-world benefits from levy funds.

The Micallefs are second-generation vegetable growers  located at Agnes Banks in the Richmond region of New South Wales, 60 kilometres from Sydney. Recently, they’ve been hosting trial sites and farm walks alongside Greater Sydney Local Land Services, who are delivering the National Vegetable Extension Network (VegNET) project in New South Wales.

Given the wide range of research and development information that VegNET provides to growers, Val is confident that being involved in extension activities for the project will ensure the long-term sustainability of Alandale Produce.

For all the details on how this strategic levy investment by Hort Innovation is delivering on-farm benefits for Alandale Produce, check out the latest edition of AUSVEG’s Grower Success Stories: Real results from the vegetable R&D levy. For more information on VegNET, see the Hort Innovation website.