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Vegetable grower study tour-PMA-USA 2010 (VG10092)

Key research provider: AUSVEG Ltd
Publication date: October, 2010

This is a final research report from Hort Innovation’s historical archives. Please note that as these reports may date back as far as the 1990s, the content and recommendations within them may be superseded by more recent research.

What was it all about?

The 2010 Grower Study Tour to America saw eight Australian growers and Horticulture Industry member, Kyle Steinhardt visit Florida, Washington and California for 12 days.

Growers hailed from QLD, NSW and WA, travelled from their home states to Orlando, Florida on 13 October.

Led by AUSVEG Communications Coordinator, William Churchill, the growers spent their first night in the United States of America in Orlando. Three days were spent attending the PMA Fresh Summit Expo from 15 – 17 October.
Over the remaining days, the growers visited the DuPont Headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, and then travelled to Washington DC where growers were fortunate enough to be briefed by US Senator John Cornyn’s Agricultural Adviser at his Senatorial office.

After the visit to Washington DC, AUSVEG Chairman John Brent and AUSVEG CEO Richard Mulcahy separated from the group. The Grower Study Tour then continued to San Francisco, where they enjoyed farm visits in the San Luis Obispo County and the Salinas Valley.

The tour overall was successful.


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Funding statement:
This project was funded by Hort Innovation (then Horticulture Australia Limited) with the financial support of AUSVEG Ltd and the vegetables industry.

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