Seminar Press Release

Once again the 2016 Australia Garlic Industry Association's (AGIA) two day seminar is nearly upon us. This year the seminar will focus on value adding, marketing and optimising the ongoing health of your garlic crop and will be held the weekend of 6th-7th August at the Thurgoona Country Club, Albury. AGIA Chair, Leon Trembath reiterated that the seminar is an opportunity to bring together growers, wholesalers and key industry experts to discuss a wide range of issues impacting on the Australian garlic industry. Following an introduction from the Federal Minister for Horticulture, and a representative from Horticulture Innovation Australia Keynote Speaker, Graeme Sait, world renowned agronomist and soils expert, will present two sessions on the function of healthy soil in optimising garlic growth over the two days. Graeme will be joined by Matthew Elliott, Operations Manager, Melbourne Wholesale Markets – Lachlan Drummond, Moroka Marketing, talking about social media and online agribusiness marketing – John Pye, Bredbo Black, will discuss value adding to your garlic – and Letetia Ware, Tasmanian Gourmet Garlic, will explore optimising your seed stock (selection and management). Trade suppliers of garlic-specific machinery and soil improving additives will display their products for viewing, and the seminar program will include several virtual garlic farm tours so attendees can get a feel of how other growers plant, grow, harvest and store their garlic crop. With over 130 members the AGIA seminar is expected to be a dynamic discussion of all things garlic. Registration for members is $130/person (accompanying people $70/person) and non-members $150/person. Registration includes lunch and morning/afternoon tea. Information and details about seminar sessions are available at www.garlicaustralia.asn.au or contact Leon (Chairman) on 03 51861 333