Picking season is on the horizon
THE busiest time of the year is almost upon our North Burnett producers as the picking season is fast approaching.
Already backpacker numbers are starting to rise around our towns and with them comes a good vibe of multiculturalism.
There is something to be said about living in the heart of Queensland, with all the vibe and atmosphere that comes with it, where for half the year young people from all over the world descend on it.
While opinion may be split on backpackers we can't deny their importance to the local industry as well as the chance to get to know people form other cultures and nations.
I’ve lived in a small towns before, ones that never had this advantage, and they were boring places.
Seeing people from Korea, China, France, England and other countries embracing their time in the North Burnett is something special.
As I am sure they take home with them stories, both good and bad, form their experiences working on farms.
I know for a fact that there are people my age and younger who live only hours away but have never heard of the North Burnett or Gayndah, while I meet people from another continent who have.
I am looking forward to the upcoming season and wish all the best for our producers who work so hard and year round to keep the local industry strong.