There’s a huge amount of practical knowledge, technical expertise and business experience in our industry, and it comes from the people working in the sector – from our emerging leaders to the old hands, and everyone between.

The Hort Innovation Alumni Network has been established as a way for industry leaders to get together and form a community of people who share a desire to lift the bar for Australia’s horticulture sector.

The Network is based around a ‘club’ approach, where being a member means you can connect with other industry leaders and have a chance to collaborate these growers and other industry members to shape the future of Australian horticulture.

If you’re interested in growing your networks across Australian horticulture and discussing ideas for our sector, register to attend the Growing Australia Together event being held in Canberra on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 October 2018.

This event will bring together delegates for a full program that will celebrate our industry and offer plenty of opportunities for meaningful, collaborative discussions about our sector.

The Collaborative Circle will give every alumni attendee the chance to ask a question, and is sure to generate some incisive conversations about the big issues facing Australian horticulture.

Whether you’re already in a leadership position or whether you’re looking to step up to one in the future, the Leaders Growing Australia’s Future Forum will be a valuable opportunity to develop your leadership skills by hearing from CEOs of major associations in the Australian rural sector about their leadership skills, style and experiences.

The centrepiece of the program is the Awards Dinner, featuring Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources the Hon David Littleproud MP as a guest speaker, and there’ll also be a breakfast and industry showcase where you can network with producers, business leaders, politicians and other parliamentary staff.

To learn more about the full two-day program and to register to attend, visit the Hargraves Institute website.

The Hort Innovation Alumni Network promises to be a great avenue for growers and other horticulture industry members who are passionate about the future of our sector to create a national community to work for Australian horticulture’s ongoing success. To find out more, take a look at the project page on the Hort Innovation website.

This post appeared in the AUSVEG Weekly Update published 14 August 2018. Subscribe to the Update using our online form to receive the latest industry news in your inbox every week!

The Horticulture Alumni initiative is funded by the Hort Frontiers Leadership Fund, part of the Hort Frontiers strategic partnership initiative developed by Hort Innovation, with co-investment from the Hargraves Institute and contributions from the Australian Government.