Learn Grow Chairman wins prestigious award

Posted on Thursday, 8 December 2011 | Permalink

Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) recently announced Learn Grow Chairman, Buz Green, as the winner of the Graham Gregory Award. 

This award has been the horticulture industry’s most prestigious accolade, recognising outstanding achievements from all sectors in horticulture. Buz is the Executive Chairman of Serve-Ag Pty Ltd, a leading provider of agronomic advice, technology and inputs to farmers.  He has been a significant influence on Tasmania’s earned reputation as a reliable supplier of both processed and fresh market horticultural products over the past 35 years.

Buz has travelled extensively throughout the world’s agricultural areas. As a result of this experience, Buz chairs Learn Grow which provides information from the world’s largest database of over 24,000 edible plants to assist food aid providers in their humanitarian work in developing countries. Learn Grow is a project of the Rotary Club of Devonport North, Tasmania.

Buz has led a number of delegations to Rotary International conferences, including a field team to Solomon Islands to implement the adoption of the Learn Grow program.

Named for the late Graham Gregory AO, the first Chairman of the former Horticultural Research and Development Corporation, this award recognises Buz and his considerable achievements. His expertise will help Learn Grow continue to achieve its aim of helping the hungry around the world to feed themselves.

HAL Chairman Selwyn Snell congratulates award winner Buz Green - Photo courtesy of HAL