Last Saturday evening the Granite Belt Growers Association had its Christmas party at the Stanthorpe International Club.
Cynthia McDonald (SDRC Candidate) attended and met many fruit and vegetable and strawberry growers to hear their issues and concerns, particularly with drought matters.
The party had over 100 growers and industry suppliers present and there was some valuable networking. The Granite Belt growers made Cynthia welcome and shared the common themes being experienced in all parts of the Southern Downs.
The organization is still only 18 months old but has held many networking and technical meetings and many meetings and submissions made to government – particularly with drought assistance matters.