Young Gisborne fruitgrower off to citrus forum in Aussie

Matt Gomm. Picture supplied

Gisborne fruitgrower Matt Gomm has secured sponsorship to help him attend the Citrus Australia technical forum to be held in Adelaide in March and he is very grateful for it.

He won the inaugural Young Gisborne Fruitgrower of the Year competition earlier this year and as a result received $1000 sponsorship for the forum from Horticulture NZ for making the national final.

“I’ve also been lucky enough to get another $1000 from NZ Citrus Growers Incorporated, and $500 from First Fresh, all of which I really hugely appreciate.” Matt said it felt great to see that sort of support for young people in the industry. Meantime, he and Krista Manuel continue their efforts to build the Gisborne Young Growers Group.

“It’s still in its early stages. It’s a matter of getting everyone involved, and turning up to workshops.”

The group is open to any grower under the age of 35.

“We have yet to set a date for our next workshop, but we’re working on it.”

Matt can be contacted on 027 320 3764.

He was pictured above in action at the Gisborne young grower competition.

Gisborne fruitgrower Matt Gomm has secured sponsorship to help him attend the Citrus Australia technical forum to be held in Adelaide in March and he is very grateful for it.

He won the inaugural Young Gisborne Fruitgrower of the Year competition earlier this year and as a result received $1000 sponsorship for the forum from Horticulture NZ for making the national final.

“I’ve also been lucky enough to get another $1000 from NZ Citrus Growers Incorporated, and $500 from First Fresh, all of which I really hugely appreciate.” Matt said it felt great to see that sort of support for young people in the industry. Meantime, he and Krista Manuel continue their efforts to build the Gisborne Young Growers Group.

“It’s still in its early stages. It’s a matter of getting everyone involved, and turning up to workshops.”

The group is open to any grower under the age of 35.

“We have yet to set a date for our next workshop, but we’re working on it.”

Matt can be contacted on 027 320 3764.

He was pictured above in action at the Gisborne young grower competition.

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