Surprise catch-up at Launceston award lunch

The Tasmanian Poppy Growers Association Awards Lunch on May 18 was a great event and as an added bonus, Sam caught up with his cousin Richard Murrell and his wife Sarah. They're pictured above with Sam and Jenny. The lunch was held at the Grand Chancellor Hotel in Launceston, north Tasmania.

Tasmania's poppy growers are facing a challenging year ahead with a world over-supply of alkaloids and the associate medication, resulting in half the normal crop size for the year ahead. Sam and Jenny Bailey were guest speakers at this year's awards lunch on May 18, in Launceston. Sam said he enjoying meeting local growers and learning about an industry that he previously knew very little about. "They are facing a tough year ahead but I hope my story helped a bit," he said.

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