NGIA NNN CEO Update 25 June 2018

Hi Member

Welcome to the NNN newsletter for June 2018.  My update for the last month of the 2017/18 financial year will provided details of the NGIA Board meeting conducted, NGIA’s involvement as co-host of the Hort Connections conference and a resource that may help your physical, mental and business health.

NGIA Board Meeting:

A key item of business for the Board is the on-going discussions and deliberations of the Future Model for Our Industry.  The process of review, refinement, selection and transition to a new model is time consuming but must be done to ensure your interests are protected and advanced through your association representation.

Hort Connections Conference

Karen Brock (NGIA President), Paul Lancaster (NGIA Vice President), John McDonald (NGIA National Biosecurty Manager) and I attended the Hort Connections conference conducted in June.  Hort Connections is a joint conference between AusVeg and Production Marketing Australia (PMA) to

Karen, Paul and I met with Selwyn Snell (Chair – Hort Innovation) to discuss a range of issues including

Hort Innovation

Physical, Mental and Business Health

One of the most important presentation at the NGIA Conference in Hobart in February was by Kerri-Lynn Peachey on Managing the Pressures of Farming.  In this NNN Newsletter, Gabrielle Stannus provides an article on – Relating the family farm business checklist to the nursery and garden centre industry.  The article discusses and provides an approach to help farmers (business owners) deal with the pressures of running a business. The approach may help with managing your physical, mental and business health and be a good business check review the current and moving the new financial year.

Gabrielle was guest at the NGIA Conference and has written a series of articles since the conference that have been provided through the NNN Newsletter.

Comments, Questions?

As usual if you have any comments, questions or require further information or clarification on my activities or NGIA’s activitis, please contact me at ceo@ngia.com.au

Kind regards

Peter Vaughan
CEO NGIA