Gayndah workshop to guide industry investment
A workshop will be held in Gayndah on Friday, December 16, to identify growers’ views on goals and key challenges for citrus over the next five years.
These will then be used to help develop a plan that guides the Strategic Investment Advisory Panel (SIAP) to invest the national citrus levy via the Strategic Investment Plan.
For more information contact Nathan Hancock on 0429 772 181.
A Strategic Investment Plan – or SIP – is the roadmap that helps guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of individual industry levy investment programs.
A SIP currently exists for the citrus industry (2012 – 2017) but now requires updating.
Scott Williams of Scott Williams Consulting and Russell Pattinson of Miracle Dog have been engaged by Hort Innovation to work with the citrus industry to prepare a five-year SIP that reflects the industry’s research, development, extension and marketing activity priorities.
The upcoming workshops give growers a say in what the industry should prioritise.
Growers that would like to register to receive updates on the SIP can visit the Hort Innovation SIP Portal.
Growers who would like to have input to the Plan but can’t attend the meetings can complete the following short survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/citrusindustrysip
A draft of the SIP will be available for industry comment in the next couple of months.