Just for Fun I should have..... Listened to my wife about a few things.. I wish that I could..... Just take off and go fishing when I want to. The first thing I do when I get to work is..... Look at the weather forecasts and the exchange rates. G rower P rofile Tim Orr Director - Lake Cullulleraine Almonds, Victoria
What do you see as the almond industry's biggest asset? The growers and their willingness to try new ideas and practices. If you weren't involved with the almond industry, what do you think you'd like to do? With my background and my wife’s food science background we may follow Tim Millen’s lead with overseas volunteer training. If you were to invite three people to dinner (fictional, dead or alive) to brainstorm the future of the Australian almond industry, who would you invite and why? Water Ministers Tim Holding, Paul Caica and Philip Costa. Ask them to explain why today’s water trading laws look so much like the railroads of the 1800's with different track widths for each state. Why is it important to you to be a member of the ABA? The ABA is directing research that is relevant to local conditions, this information is readily available to everyone through email, field days and guest speakers, or by just calling the ABA.
“Whisky is for drinking, water is for fighting over” Mark Twain Education/Training:
Grade school & high school; Durham California
University of California, at “Cal Poly” San Louis Obispo. Bachelor of Science,Agriculture Business. Orchard/s:
Lake Cullulleraine, VIC
1,100 acres, first trees planted in 2007 Varieties Grown: Nonpareil, Carmel Monterey and Price Employment history in the almond industry:
This is the first since my school days in California. How do you see the almond industry changing over the next 10 to 20 years? Food safety will become one of the biggest issues to the industry, testing procedures will continue to get better, and cheaper, with the ability to detect smaller amounts of contaminants. Product recalls for contamination are so expensive, both in dollars and brand reputation, that the industry must make it a priority. Product safety needs to start in the orchard, it can’t be thought of as only belonging to the processors.