Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Awards in Agricultural Innovation; Gympie Farms Nominated

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Awards in Agricultural Innovation; Gympie Farms Nominated

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ROWAN SCHINDLER

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rowan.schindler@gympietimes.com

TWO Gympie region businesses, Forage Farms from Kybong and Rhodavale Pork from Lower Wonga, have been nominated for the Prime Super Agricultural Innovation Award in the 2017 Queensland Community Achievement Awards.

The awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individuals, communities and businesses are making throughout Queensland.

The two Gympie businesses will be up against each other to take out the prize, which comes with $2700 courtesy of the Commonwealth Bank.

Stuart Andrews from Forage Farms said the business aims to be innovative in its work and maintain high ethical values.

"Forage Farms is a home to pastured chickens and pigs that we run to produce free range, pastured eggs and pork with the plan to further our enterprises with the running of cattle and sheep along with vegetable crops for the community around us to enjoy and to get a sense of where their food is produced, along with how it is produced, giving a real paddock to plate experience," Mr Andrews said. …

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