E mployment history in the almond industry : Employed by Century Orchards since it's establishment in 1998. H ow do you see the almond industry changing over the next 10 to 20 years ? I hope the industry continues to grow and challenge itself to do things better as it has done over the last 10 to 15 years. W hat do you see as the almond industry ' s biggest asset ? The way growers communicate and share information. I f you weren ' t involved with the almond industry , what do you think you ' d like to do ? I don't know, I am sort of used to being around nuts!!! I f you were to invite three people to dinner ( fictional , dead or alive ) to brainstorm the future of the A ustralian almond industry , who would you invite and why ? John Wayne, Roger Moore and Walt Disney. The Duke would just ride in with guns blazing and fix any problems. Roger would ensure this was done in a suave and sophisticated manner and with Walt we would be sure of a happy ending! W hy is it important to you to be a member of the ABA? We all need to be part of the bigger picture. As a grower it is important to remember the industry is more than just our own farm. P rofile Geoff Ablett Managing Director, Century Orchards
F avourite Q uote : Only worry about the things you can change. E ducation /T raining : Advanced Diploma of Horticulture. Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. O rchard / s : Century Orchards, Loxton SA V arieties G rown : Nonpareil, Carmel, Peerless, Price and Monterey.
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I should have ..... Listened to my mother. Why, what did she say? I don't know I didn't listen! I wish that I could .....
Take my wife on a world cruise (Just in case she reads this....) T he first thing I do when I get to work is ..... Say G'day to the team or at the moment empty the mouse traps!!!