Nominees announced for CBH board

05 Jan, 2016 03:06 PM
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SEVERAL well known agricultural identities are among those announced as nominees for the CBH member director positions this week.

Eight nominations across districts two, three and four were announced on Tuesday, including a former State Liberal candidate and current shire councillors.

Directors Trevor Badger, Derek Clauson and Kevin Fuchsbichler, whose terms expire at the CBH annual general meeting on February 24, are also standing for re-election.

In District 2, Mr Clauson, Trayning, will stand against John Shadbolt, Nungarin.

Mr Shadbolt has a long association with agripolitics and in 2013 he represented WA on the Rural Debt Roundtable Working Group in Canberra.

District 3 incumbent Mr Fuchsbichler, Bruce Rock, will stand against fellow local Stephen Strange and Bulyee's Wes Baker.

Mr Strange was a Liberal candidate for the Central Wheatbelt in the 2013 State election and is the current Bruce Rock Shire president.

He is known for his efforts campaigning to bring multi peril crop insurance to WA.

Mr Baker recently handed the reigns of the WA No-Tillage Farmers Association (WANTFA) chairman role over to make way for "new blood" after three years in the position.

He hosts a variety of research trials on his own property and is a champion of the benefits of genetically-modified (GM) crops in his system.

In District 4, Mr Badger, Pingrup, will stand against Bill Bailey, Jerramungup, and Roger House, Kojonup.

Mr Bailey is a Shire of Jerramungup councillor and maintains strong connections within the local community.

Mr House has twice previously ran for District 4, most recently in 2013 when Mr Badger was elected.

He has also been involved in the CBH Grower Advisory Council and as a bin representative.

Ballot packs containing full voting information will be mailed to members residing in these districts on Friday, January 15.

Grower members in these districts need to have their votes in prior to the close of the poll at 10am on Monday, February 15.

The results will be announced following the counting of votes on Monday, February 15.

p Profiles of each candidate will be featured in coming editions of Farm Weekly.

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Rachael Oxborrow

Rachael Oxborrow

is grains writer for Farm Weekly

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