Managing key accounts and industry engagement at Boomaroo Nurseries makes Jo Van Niekerk one of the most recognisable faces in Victorian horticulture.

Jo’s role in the business is two-fold – managing the seedling needs of growers and industry engagement.

In addition to her regular work requirements, Jo also devotes her time to represent Boomaroo in its support of the ‘Schools on Farms Program’.

The Program, led by AUSVEG VIC in partnership with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation and Boomaroo Nurseries, has been created by vegetable growers for primary schools to facilitate farm access and receive a hands-on, real-life experience of working vegetable farms.

Read more about Jo and her horticulture journey here, which is featured in the Vegetables Australia – Winter 2020 magazine.