Fair Farms Grower Engagement Officer Donna Mogg headed west this month to deliver workshops and meet with growers and industry groups to discuss the emerging issues of social compliance as it relates to on-farm employment.
Hosted by Vegetables WA and travelling with the CEO Stephen Brown and Regional Development Officer Chi Nyuyen (top right pic) to Carnarvon (900 Km from Perth) to attend the Carnarvon Growers Association Trade Show.
The show was an excellent example of the capacity of remote growing communities to attract industry reps and growers from far and wide. The trade show attracted around 300 growers with the Dinner on Saturday evening hosting around 250 attendees.
Travelling South down to Manjumup, Donna met with growers from the Manjimup and Donnybrook regions where pome season is in full swing and the apples, pears, peaches and nectarines are enjoying a bumper season.
WA is fertile ground for the Fair Farms program, with members showing a real commitment to improving their knowledge and understanding of their obligations around workplace relations, WHS and social compliance.
A return visit is planned for November this year to continue to engage with the growers in the West and assist in their Fair Farms journey.
Don’t forget – if you are a Fair Farms member and want to discuss any aspect of the program, give Donna a call on 0472 922 811 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not a member, but curious – also please call – no heavy sales pitch here, just the facts about the program as a better Australian based alternative fully supported by professional workplace relations and social compliance officers.
The Fair Farms Workshop at Pickering Brook