Don’t forget to grab the Chestnut Fund Annual Report
Released at the start of November, Hort Innovation’s Chestnut Fund Annual Report sums up all levy investments and activities from 2016/17. You can download a copy here, or head to Hort Innovation’s Annual Report Portal to place an order for a free hard copy of the report.
What research do you want to see?
As always, Hort Innovation encourages all growers and industry participants to share their thoughts and ideas for the research they want to see – whether that’s within the industry-specific Chestnut Fund (where research is funded by grower levies and Australian Government contributions), or within Hort Innovation’s strategic partnership initiative, Hort Frontiers (where research is funded through partnerships with co-investors).
Watch this video to see how ideas are collected and grown into projects, then submit your suggestions for new projects here.
Get closer to your investments with free membership
Hort Innovation membership brings you closer to the investment activities and results in your levy fund, and to the organisation as a whole. As well as providing the opportunity for voting rights at the company’s Annual General Meeting, membership helps you connect with your industry’s Relationship Manager, sends Hortlink straight to your inbox for first-look access, provides exclusive Grower Intel alerts with industry-specific news and opportunities, and more.
Paying a levy doesn’t automatically make you a member, so read more here and sign up now!
Find resources on the Hort Innovation Chestnut Fund page…
Along with Hortlink, Hort Innovation’s webpage for chestnut levy payers is a great source of info. On it you’ll find:
- Key documents including the Chestnut Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) for 2017-2021, released in August 2017, and the Chestnut Fund Annual Report
- The latest meeting notes from the chestnut Strategic Investment Advisory Panel (SIAP), which last met in early 2017, and is due to next convene in May 2018
- Current financial documents regarding your levy, including operating statements and expenditure summaries for R&D and marketing projects
- Grower resources, events and articles of interest to the industry.
Hort Innovation Relationship Manager Corrine Jasper is always available to answer questions or provide info on the Chestnut Fund program. She can be reached on 0439 433 885 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.