Next Gen recently hosted a group of American students at Sweet Farm Tours in Mossman.
Sweet Farm Tours owners, Gerard and Terese Puglisi, said the students were encouraged by the visit and were all very interested in the Next Gen program stating they would like to see a similar model rolled out in America.
The group was presented with information regarding the Australian Sugar and Cocoa industries. Information regarding Bonsucro “Smart Cane” BMP.
Sweet Farm tours has hosted many tours from various countries, with many programs planning on bringing more groups to visit in future. This will further enable the international networking of those in the sugar industry, in which aids in the expansion of the industry.
Gerard also attended the Mareeba Field Day and spoke with Next Gen sponsors and members, keeping a constant presence at local industry events.