Herbert Growers recognised at Annual Industry Awards

Following the Walk & Talk, HCPSL held the annual Industry Awards. The awards recognise grower’s commitment to productivity, innovation, research, and the boarder industry. HCPSL is proud to announce the award recipients below.

  • Grower of the Year (Sponsored by Wilmar) – Chris Butler
  • Young Grower of the Year (Sponsored by Wilmar) – Anthony Marino
  • Mangrove Jack Award (Sponsored by Herbert River Catchment Group) – Remo Pietrobon
  • Harvesting Efficiency Award (Sponsored by SRA) – GNC Harvesting (Greg & Nicole Chiesa)
  • Innovation Award (Sponsored by Rabobank) – Agro Group
  • Farm Presentation for Harvesting Award (Sponsored by Honeycombs) – A & S Castorina
  • Improved Farm Layout Award (Sponsored by Canegrowers Herbert River) – Robert Bonassi (Roblea Investments)
  • R&D On-Farm Co-operation (Sponsored by HCPSL) – Geoff Low, Pace Farming, Paul Cantamessa, and Jeff Cantamessa
  • Lifetime Achievement Award (Sponsored by HCPSL) – Dr. Rob Magarey, Steve Guazzo, and Tony McClintock