South Australian vegetable grower Daniel Hoffmann has been presented with the Corteva Agriscience Young Grower of the Year award at the Hort Connections 2019 National Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner in Melbourne on Wednesday 26 June.
The award is presented to a fresh produce grower and future leader in horticulture who champions the success of the industry and shows a commitment to innovation to help inspire the next generation of growers. The award winner demonstrates a high level of commitment to the industry and helps to enrich their community.
“Daniel is committed to supporting R&D and advocating for South Australian growers. He has earned the respect and commendation of his peers for his hard work and dedication to industry on key issues, particularly when advocating for growers to access water on the Northern Adelaide Plains,” said AUSVEG CEO James Whiteside.
“In addition to his strong advocacy track record, Daniel has also supported many research projects on innovation and sustainability, including the AUSVEG SA Integrated Pest Management program. Daniel is a leader within the young grower community and is known for his growing skills and ability to produce consistent, high-quality crops.”
Corteva Agriscience is the agriculture division of DowDuPont™ and the only major agriscience company completely dedicated to agriculture, with leading positions in seed technologies and crop protection.
“I congratulate Daniel on his award and his commitment to improving the industry. The Australian horticulture industry needs more young people involved, and it is important that we recognise the achievements of young growers such as Daniel to ensure we foster our next generation of leaders,” said Mr Whiteside.
The Hort Connections 2019 National Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner honoured growers and other members of the Australian horticulture industry for their outstanding achievements. The dinner was the capstone event of Hort Connections 2019, which drew around 3,500 local and international delegates to the premier event in Australian horticulture.