National Farmers' Federation

NFF Horticulture Council

About the NFF Horticulture Council

The Council is the preeminent forum for deliberating and forming policy concerning our national horticulture industry. It was established in 2019 and is now comprised of over 20 national community and state peak horticulture bodies, who together represent the full breadth of an incredibly diverse industry. 

The Council develops policy positions on common issues of national importance to the horticulture sector such as trade, workforce, biosecurity, farm business, climate change and sustainability, markets and competition, R&D, telecommunications and infrastructure. 

Since its establishment, the Council has achieved positive outcomes for growers relating to the reform and expansion of the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility scheme, uptake of the Fair Farm Farms initiative, and engagement with the Fair Work Commission on award wage provisions. 

The Council meets formally quarterly and additionally as required. The Council is chaired by NFF President Fiona Simson. 

Communique: Horticulture Trade and Market Access Roundtable – Canberra

Members of the NFF Horticulture Council, supply chain partners, and representatives from Federal Government agriculture and trade departments assembled in Canberra on Tuesday 28 February to share market insights and agree on shared priorities for expanding Australia’s fresh produce exports.

Read communique here.

Contact the Horticulture Council

Contact Richard Shannon, Executive Officer to the Council, at hortcouncil@nff.org.au.

Horticulture Council Members