Vegetable growers in Tasmania are set to benefit from the next generation of a national extension program aimed to boost productivity and deliver the latest research and development on-farm.
The new $14.1M VegNET 3.0 program is being delivered through Hort Innovation using vegetable industry levies and funds from the Australian Government, and led by Australia’s peak vegetable industry body AUSVEG.
The nominated regional development officer for Tasmania is Ossie Lang. Ossie has been working as the regional development officer since July 2020 and brings a wealth of experience from his previous roles in biotechnology, agriculture and logistics to the RDO position. “Working with growers to help them solve challenging issues in the field, in the shed or in the business, is a key focus for VegNET,” said Ossie Lang.