Melita and her husband Jamie Jurgens own and operate Vee Jay’s Tomatoes in Bowen, Queensland. They have a son and a daughter who are also interested in careers in the farming industry.
Melita and Jamie are Reef Guardian farmers that believe in growing food in a sustainable manner to preserve soil health. They grow Tomatoes, Capsicums, Pumpkins and Beans.
Melita is a fourth generation farmer who grew up on a Potato and Cane farm in Maryborough. She studied a Bachelor of Applied Science in Horticultural Technology at The University of Queensland, which is where she met her husband Jamie.
Melita also has a diploma in Agribusiness management. Melita is passionate about growing environmentally friendly, food safe produce of the highest standard.