We are pleased to announce the Gerard Puglisi has once again been nominated for a division of the Farmer of the Year awards. Last year Gerard was named a finalist in the Diversification category, in which he has been nominated for again.
As Next Gen Officer Gerard is the driving force behind the program, which encourages and supports young cane farmers, harvesters, millers and researchers into a career in agriculture, with the program going from strength to strength since being established in 2012.
Gerard is also the only farmer on the global Bonsucro Standards Review Committee. The Committee is tasked with analysing and evaluating the current Bonsucro Standard to ensure that it continues to promote measurable standards in key environmental and social impacts of sugarcane production and primary processing while recognising the need for economic viability.