THE Bowen Gumlu Growers Association (BGGA) annual gala dinner, industry breakfast and farm tour are set for July 27, and it is shaping up to be a great evening for local growers and industry partners.
The annual gala dinner, industry breakfast and farm tour provide an opportunity for partners of BGGA to network with local growers in the region.
This allows businesses to showcase and promote the innovative work done by many within the region.
The Bowen and Gumlu area is the largest winter-growing region in Australia, worth about $450 million annually.
During the months of September to October, the region produced 90 per cent of Australia's fresh tomatoes and 95pc of Australia's fresh capsicums.
The region also produces melons, beans, corn, mango, pumpkin, zucchini, squash, chilli, eggplant and cucumbers.
This year at the industry breakfast and farm tour, they will be showcasing environmental work done by growers and the Reef Guardian program.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's Reef Guardian program recognises the good environmental work undertaken by communities and industries to protect the Great Barrier Reef.
Currently, a pilot of the Reef Guardian program is under way in the region.
BGGA hopes that this will highlight and recognise the environmental work done by growers in the region.
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