National Grains Industry Reporter
GROWTH AWARDS JUDGE: Fairfax Agricultural Media
Gregor Heard is Fairfax Agricultural Media's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham in regional Victoria.
He has been with the business for 12 years, starting with Stock & Land in Victoria, before being appointed to the national reporting team. He returned to the role in January this year after a seven month sabbatical studying in Spain.
In his time with Fairfax he has covered some of the industry's big issues, such as deregulation of the wheat industry, consolidation of the grain marketing sector and where to find the best pies in country Victoria.
An avid North Melbourne fan, he is currently enjoying the AFL season more than any other in recent memory.
Gregor accompanied last year’s Growth Awards winners on their Study Tour through Europe, where he had the opportunity to deep dive into England’s agricultural industry. Here, he explored the Royal Farms and the booming malt barley industry in England, and visited Cereals 2016.
This year, Gregor looks forward to seeing the innovative solutions from Australia’s leading growers and advisers, surrounding profitability and sustainability in Australian and New Zealand agriculture.