Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Opposition spokeswoman Deb Frecklington I am extremely impressed by the professional nature of the Childers agriculture business community.
MEMBER for Burnett Stephen Bennett has ensured that the Isis District has been well-represented and given a voice by bringing the Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Opposition spokeswoman Deb Frecklington, to town.
Mr Bennett said he invited Mrs Frecklington to the district to meet with key industries to discuss current and future issues as well as highlight the opportunities the district offers.
Mrs Frecklington visited the Isis Central Sugar Mill and met with local cane growers, the community, Childers Chamber of Commerce and the Childers Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association.
“I was proud to bring the Shadow Minister to Childers to showcase the wonderful opportunities the district has to offer,” Mr Bennett said.
“It’s very exciting to see our Shadow Minister visit the Isis District and share our passion for what is such an important region.”
Mr Bennett said it was a great chance to highlight the importance of agriculture in the school curriculum, the wonderful business opportunities and challenges facing our region.
“The Shadow Minister came away from those meetings with a greater understanding of the district and its needs, and a stronger appreciation for the region,” Mr Bennett said.
Mrs Frecklington commended the local primary producers for creating such a professional and progressive agriculture industry in the region.
“I am extremely impressed by the professional nature of the Childers agriculture business community,” Mrs Frecklington said.
“I’d like to thank everyone who met with me and showed me around the Childers district.”
ISIS VISIT: Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett, John Russo, Deb Frecklington (Shadow Minister), Joe Russo (Isis Canegrowers) and Rennie Cini (president of Childers Chamber of Commerce).