FRUIT and veggie growers in the Far North will have greater access to Queensland’s peak horticultural industry body after FNQ Growers forged a partnership with Growcom.
The region’s peak representative body for fruit and vegetable producers has signed a memorandum of understanding with Growcom, strengthening the relationship between the two.
FNQ Growers chair Joe Moro said the two organisations enjoyed a strong, positive relationship, with the MOU intended to deliver service and support benefits to members of FNQ Growers.
“The MOU recognises FNQ Growers as the peak industry body for horticulture in Far North Queensland and a valued member of the Queensland Horticulture Council,” Mr Moro said.
“We are pleased to be able to formalise our relationship with Growcom which is a strong advocate for the state’s multi million-dollar horticultural industry.
“FNQ Growers works closely with Growcom to represent producers and industry stakeholders on issues affecting horticulture production.”
Growcom chief executive officer David Thomson said the organisation looked forward to the opportunity to represent the interests of the region’s farming community.
“As the peak representative body for Queensland horticulture, Growcom strives for the long-term growth and profitability of horticultural farms and the industry,” Mr Thomson said.
“We deliver a range of products and services to our members including specialised industrial relations advice, on-farm services, and news and information.
“Our advocacy and policy development are highly regarded at a local, state and national level and we work closely with other representative bodies, commodity groups and regional associations to ensure horticulture’s voice is heard.
“By joining Growcom, members of FNQ Growers will not only have a seat at the table on issues that are directly affecting them but will also be able to access our extensive range of products and services that will aid in the long-term success of their businesses.”