Andrew Halpin

Andrew Halpin

Project Officer

Andrew joins the BFVG Team and VegNet Extension network, he has a strong farming background with 20+ years experience through his families farming operations in the Bundaberg region.  Growing a variety of vegetables including, capsicums, zucchinis, cucumbers, tomatoes, chillies & eggplant in his farming career, Andrew is hoping to use his firsthand knowledge of the industry to be a relatable grower representative.  The always changing dynamics of farming and in particular the challenges that are facing our regions vegetable growers is a major driver for Andrew to take on this role.

Andrew holds a Certificate III is Warehousing & Distribution, which allowed him to take on a logistics manager position in the Brisbane Markets, dealing heavily with transport & wholesaler supply chain & cold storage issues.  More recently Andrew has been involved with a leading Agricultural Microbiology company, producing plant growth promoting & soil regeneration products.  Andrew was the production manager as well as part of the development team dealing directly with growers and other stakeholders researching biological possibilities for issues facing the agricultural industry.