WIAA 100: Lindsay Tuckwell

23 Mar, 2014 01:00 AM
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LINDSAY Tuckwell moved to the Western Australian Wheatbelt in 1995 and has been farming since that time, initially as a sheep producer and a grain grower and now solely grain growing.

She has been involved in the day-to-day running of the farming partnership, sharing the decision making with her husband Grant, driving machinery and has the sole responsibility for the business administration. This includes marketing all the grain produced on the property.

Lindsay is deputy president for the Shire of Kondinin, deputy chair of the Agribusiness Council of Australia, a member of the Growers Advisory Council for CBH and member of the CBH Grassroots Funding Committee.

In 2012 she nominated for the board of CBH and in 2013 was a candidate for the Agricultural Region of Western Australian in the State election.

In 2011 Lindsay was chosen as the Casella Wines Rural Woman of the Year.

Lindsay is a member of Roe Tourism - a body that represents seven shires and markets Pathways to Wave Rock.

She is on the committee for the Wheatbelt Business Network.

Lindsay has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology and a Diploma of Holistic Counselling. She also runs her own business as an authorised civil celebrant.

Lindsay is passionate about ensuring that agriculture is valued by our politicians and that agribusiness is seen as an extremely important component of the Australian ‘bottom line’.

She believes that it is imperative to keep our transport infrastructure well maintained and affordable so producers can compete with other countries and she is a strong advocate for the co-operative system.

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