Meet our Growers
James and Janet Russell, Founding Members, Kyogle, NSW.
“We have been on our pecan nut farm at Kyogle NSW for seventeen years. We started the conversion process to Australian Certified Organic Pecans in 2011 and have been certified since 2014. It is important for us to have a healthy product and to improve and maintain the health of our land. The
Co-operative is something we are passionate about for Australian pecan growers as it will give us more power in the marketing of our product. It's exciting to be a part of a growing industry in Australia.”
Trevor & Mary Day, Co-op Foundation Members, Mylneford, NSW
Trevor & Mary Day planted their first pecan trees 23 years ago.
When asked about pecan farming and the new Co-op, their passion was easily evident...
"We see pecans as a valuable food source. We have received great benefit from the Pecan Association members sharing their knowledge. We feel we receive a fair and reasonable price for our product. It is a good income per hectare planted compared to just having cattle grazing the paddocks. There are few chemicals needed,hence our decision 10 years ago to convert to organic farming".
So why join the Pecan Farmers' Co-op of Australia?
"We think it is important for small growers to have a say in the industry. Everyone's livelihood is important, even more so for small growers , as it is a their main income and livelihood. It gives small growers some strength in numbers for marketing their product".