New faces for GRDC panels

18 May, 2018 09:56 AM
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 Discussing high priority grower issues at a recent Rregional Cropping Solutions Network meeting were GRDC grower relations manager - west, Jo Wheeler (left) and Kwinana West RCSN representatives Jon Hasson, Ballidu, and Gary Lang, Wickepin. Photo by Julianne Hill.
Discussing high priority grower issues at a recent Rregional Cropping Solutions Network meeting were GRDC grower relations manager - west, Jo Wheeler (left) and Kwinana West RCSN representatives Jon Hasson, Ballidu, and Gary Lang, Wickepin. Photo by Julianne Hill.

SEVERAL new appointments have been announced for the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Regional Cropping Solutions Network (RCSN) groups in Western Australia.

The five western region RCSN groups are an important part of the GRDC’s consultation process with growers and industry stakeholders, identifying issues critical to ensuring the prosperity of the grains industry in their grain receival port zones and initiating ideas for locally-focussed projects.

Western region GRDC RCSN co-ordinator Julianne Hill welcomed to the networks the 14 new representatives who join several other RCSN representatives located across the State.

“The RCSN groups – representing WA’s Albany, Esperance, Kwinana West, Kwinana East and Geraldton port zone areas – provide regional intelligence to the GRDC, including to its Western Regional Panel, helping to fine-tune grains research, development and extension (RD&E) investments,” Ms Hill said.

“I look forward to the contributions that will be made by the new members, including growers, agronomists, advisers and other industry representatives, who were selected from many high-calibre applicants.

“The successful applicants have a broad range of experience and were chosen for their skill sets, passion and willingness to share information with others.

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank outgoing RCSN representatives, who have completed their valuable contribution in helping guide grains industry RD&E investment in WA.”

New RCSN representatives include:

Albany zone – Tim Mathwin, adviser; Peter Bostock, adviser

Esperance zone – Cameron Mudge, grower; Joel Ebert, grower; Monica Field, agronomist

Kwinana West zone – Chad Hawksley, grower; Dani Whyte, agronomist

Kwinana East zone – Callum Wesley, grower; Nic McGregor, adviser; Natalie Purdy, financier; Floyd Sullivan, adviser and

Geraldton zone – Phil Smyth, agronomist; Andrew Cripps, rural services; Jerome Critch, grain marketer.

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