MIN­IS­TERS TOUR

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page -

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.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

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).

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