The Horticulture Industry Network (HIN) is an initiative aimed at strengthening working partnerships between the DEPI and the horticulture industry to deliver better services to farmers.
It has come about in recognition of the negative impacts resulting from driving on paddocks and the compaction that results. This compaction impacts on production and its alleviation represents a significant cost to farmers.
Aim of the program is to encourage co-operation between farmers and value chain members to increase their collective capability to generate improved access to markets and customers.
Mark Hincksman, with HIN members, presented on the Food and Fibre Marketing Cooperatives and how industries can take full advantage of the grants.