Northern Rivers’ growers have taken out the prestigious national industry awards for Small and Large Grower of the year.
Macadamias represent the very essence of Australia – the soil, the climate and the seasons. This native Australian nut has become a global success story, and with good reason. Nothing compares to its texture, its taste or its health benefits. And nothing compares to the commitment of Australian growers to produce the world’s finest nut.
The Australian Macadamia Society is the peak industry body of over 600 Australian members representing all facets of the macadamia industry in Australia. Whilst the majority of members are growers, membership also includes such diverse occupations as processors, administrators, business people, investors, marketers, consultants, researchers, engineers, teachers and other macadamia enthusiasts. It is estimated that 70% of Australian growers are members of the Society and that they produce 90% of the Australian annual production. The AMS was founded with the objectives of promoting and coordinating all aspects of the industry, to encourage free exchange of ideas and information and to foster goodwill among members..
Sunshine Coast horticulturalist receives top Australian macadamia award
Maroochy Research Facility’s Shane Mulo has received the 2013 Norman R. Greber Memorial Trophy.
Northern Rivers’ Robbie Commens receives top Australian horticulture award
Alstonville’s Robbie Commens has taken out Horticulture Australia’s 2013 Young Leader Award, the most prestigious national horticulture industry award for people under the age of 35.
31-year-old Mr. Commens, who is the Productivity Development Officer at the Australian Macadamia Society, received the award for his outstanding services to the Australian macadamia industry over the past three years.