LEETON was far and square the centre of attention during an important conference recently.
The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) held their annual conference in town on August 3 and 4, with the shire welcoming many visitors as a result.
The conference proceedings were run over two days with guest speakers and gala dinner on the first day followed by the annual general meeting and presentation of reports and financials on day two.
RGA president Jeremy Morton was pleased with attendance, with abut 200 taking part.
"(Murray-Darling Basin Authority chief executive officer) Philip Glyde’s presentation, in particular, hit a chord with growers in the room,” he said.
Mr Morton was also excited about the industry’s future, with a number of new younger faces attending the event.
“This shows younger farmers are returning to our communities, and that they want to be involved in their communities and their industries, and that is a good thing,” Mr Morton said.