The Australian Pecan Association (APA) is a key industry body for pecan farmers. It is based in Lismore and represents growers from across the country.
Each year, APA host events and information sessions to connect members and industry stakeholders. They want to focus their attention on drought and market resilience.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced a $20,000 grant to assist with events for 2021-2022.
“The Australian Pecan Industry Resilience Conference will be in late August 2021 and a series of field days will be held throughout the year,” Mr Hogan said.
“It has been a difficult time for our farmers with the drought and bushfires.”
“This conference will focus on drought and market resilience and preparing farms to better prepared for a changing climate”.
APA President Scott Clark said this funding will allow them to promote and host a great series of events for their members in all pecan growing regions of Australia.
“This funding will allow us to host a conference and a series of three on-farm field days in each of our three growing regions including the Northern Rivers NSW,” Mr Clark said.
“It is important that our farmers can better prepare for drought and a changing climate.”
“These events will allow farmers to connect directly with our members and industry stakeholders.”