About HIN and Members

Networking, Collaborating, Informing & Capability building

The Horticulture Industry Network (HIN) is an established and unique network initiated and facilitated by Agriculture Victoria, made up of 29 industry organisations (19 national organisations and 10 state organisations) which work directly with at least 16,000 horticultural producers and land managers via their existing extensive networks. This represents nearly 100% of Victoria’s horticultural crops including fruit, nuts, vegetables, cut flowers, nurseries and wine.

The purpose of the HIN is to:

  • Enable cross-horticultural industry collaboration;
  • Improve horticultural industry capability;
  • Accelerate practice change; and
  • Provide an efficient and effective link between horticultural industries, government, research institutions and innovative businesses.
Events

Horticulture Industry Network events

Past and future events of the Horticulture Industry Network

The HIN meets 4-6 times per year and events are structured around issues, priorities and/or topics prioritised by the HIN at the start of each financial year.  Currently, the ongoing overarching priority theme for the HIN events is biosecurity.

Evaluation

HIN evaluation reports

Evaluation reports containing insights into the changes and achievements produced by the Horticulture Industry Network.

These evaluations were conducted by internal and external evaluators to assess the effectiveness and costs benefits of the HIN for industry and government.

The HIN meets 4-6 times per year and events are structured around issues, priorities and/or topics prioritised by the HIN at the start of each financial year

2017-18 events table (topics & dates):

DateTopicLocation
1Late SeptemberFairwork initiative & Horticulture CodeAttwood
2Late November/Start December (2 days)

Tour of Agribio research facilities

Plant pathology session

AQIS facility at Tullamarine

Biosecurity

Agribio, Bundoora
3MarchTour of innovative Tasmanian industries & research facilities – developing industries, TIA, Irrigation developmentTasmania
4MayBiosecurityAttwood
5JuneTarnished plant bug biosecurity exerciseAttwood