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Young leader proud to
grow quality produce
During the past decade, he has been vice-pres-
ident of the Lenswood and Forest Range
Agricultural Bureau, a member of the South
Australian Pome Fruit Improvement Committee
and vice-president of the Cherry Growers
Association of South Australia.
He has been responsible for the development of
a new cherry orchard at his family property, and
involved in the development of programs includ-
ing environmental management, and irrigation
and fertigation training.
Andrew, who is part of the Flavell Fruit Sales
family business, works with his father Glyndon,
uncle Phil, two brothers Matthew and Nathan,
and their respective partners. They grown about
32 hectares of apples and 7-8ha of cherries and
have an agency at Adelaide Produce Market.
Andrew said he was extremely honoured to receive
the award as someone with a strong belief in the
value of Australian-grown and marketed produce.
Horticulture consultant Trevor Ranford nomi-
nated Andrew for the award, presented in
November at the Sheraton on The Park in Sydney.
Andrew has also has travelled to New Zealand
and Europe visiting orchards and attending inter-
national events to broaden his skills and knowl-
Andrew Flavell, who has a strong belief in the value of Australian-grown and
marketed produce, is extremely honoured to receive the award.
The Graham Gregory award was presented to
executive chairman of Tasmania's Ser ve-Ag Pty
Ltd Buz Green, who has been a significant influ-
ence on the state's reputation as a reliable suppli-
er of processed and fresh market horticultural
products during the past 35 years. He received a
$10,000 cash prize and commemorative bronze
Buz is also chairman of a Rotary project
Learn&Grow -- a database cataloguing edible plants
to develop protocols for growing them in develop-
ing countries. Buz has led a number of delegations
to Rotary International conferences, including a
field team to the Solomon Islands to implement the
adoption of the Learn&Grow program.
"These are worthy additions to the illustrious
group of HAL award-winners in past years," HAL
chief executive officer John Lloyd said.
"We are proud to celebrate their achievements and
thank them for their commitment and enthusiasm
to the growing Australian horticulture industry."
Since its inception in 1993, the Graham Gregory
Award has been the horticulture industry's most
respected accolade. The award is named for the late
Graham Gregory AO, who was the first Chairman
of HAL's predecessor, the Horticultural Research
and Development Corporation.
'Olive green' dispute
THE choice of colour for plain packaging
cigarettes continues to irritate the
Australian Olive Association. The
asociation has been fielding calls and
emails from concerned olive growers and
consumers about the Federal
Government's continued use of the term
'olive green' for generic cigarette
packaging, suggesting the olive green
colour will discourage people from
smoking. AOA chief executive officer Lisa
Rowntree said she was amazed when she
heard the references to 'olive green' being
used again. "Everyone knows that green is
a positive healthy environmental colour, to
associate it with smoking is ludicrous and
shows the Government has not used
commonsense," she said.
Fresh Connections boost
UP TO 1000 delegates are expected at this
year's PMA Fresh Connections Conference
and Trade Show in Melbourne. The event
will take place from June 26 to 28 and
will attract stakeholders from across the
entire fresh produce supply chain of
Australia and New Zealand. Fresh Produce
Group chairman Robert Nugan, a long-
time exhibitors and sponsor of PMAFC,
has already signed up as a 2012 sponsor
and sees it as an opportunity to
strengthen the profile of their brand and
touch base with business contacts. "The
networking and learning opportunities
provided by Fresh Connections are
unparalleled in this region," he said.
It's a huge pat on the back ... I was flabagasted," Forest Range apple
and cherry grower Andrew Flavell said after receiving the Horticulture
Australia Ltd's Young Leader Award.
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