Search on for best fruit growers
The hunt has begun to find the best young fruit growers in the Bay of Plenty.
Applications are now being accepted to compete in the 2019 BOP Young Fruit Grower competition.
Under 30s who have been employed fulltime in the fruit industry for at least three years are encouraged to enter.
Chairman of the Bay of Plenty Young Fruit Growers upskilling committee, Andrew Dawson, says the horticulture industry needs young talent to ensure that it can continue to grow rapidly.
“The Young Fruit Grower competitions not only promote the talent that already exists in horticulture, but also retains, develops and builds that talent.”
The competition day will be held on February 9 at the Te Puke A&P Show followed by a gala dinner on February 13.
Applications close on December 21. www.bopyoungfruitgrower.co.nz.