Horticulture career takes Melissa around the globe.
Horticulture career takes Melissa around the globe. Contributed

Horticulture is a growing industry

SHE'S travelled around the globe and it's all thanks to her career in horticulture.

Melissa Mullee is a former Woolgoolga High School student and currently the Irrigation and Nutrition Manager for the Costa Group Berry Category, based at Corindi.

Since graduating from a Bachelor of Agriculture, Melissa was employed at Costa and has travelled to America, Mexico, Thailand, China, the Netherlands and England in the last five years of her career.

"I have had the most amazing opportunities travelling to different countries, I have been involved in setting up trials and new farms. Every day is different and I love being outdoors,” Melissa said.

"I have always loved things to do with plants. I grew up in Woolgoolga and went to Woolgoolga High School and use to help out on my parents farm.

"There are amazing career opportunities as people will always need food.

Sheldon Jacka, human resources manager for the Costa Berry Category said horticulturists are in high demand across the sector.



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