The 2013 USA Carrot Grower Study Tour provided 10 vegetable levy payers with the opportunity to visit leading and innovative carrot operations in the United States, and participate in a four-day International Carrot Convention covering all the elements of commercial carrot production. The main focus of the tour was to educate growers about the latest carrot farming methods, technology, equipment and information. To achieve this over the eight-day tour, growers visited Bolthouse and Grimmway operations in California – America’s two largest carrot processors and growers – toured Shiprock Farms in Wisconsin, and attended the 36th International Carrot Conference. Growers received exposure to production and supply chain systems operating in a country recognised as setting many benchmarks in horticulture. From this, participants gained valuable industry knowledge that will be relayed back to other members of the Australian vegetable industry.