WAFarmers has put roots down in Bentley with the purchase of its own office building and held a sundowner, coinciding with National Agriculture Day on November 19, to mark the opening.
WAFarmers president John Hassell said the purchase was funded by money from the TH Petersen Trust, a gift made to WAFarmers by the former Northam farmer, by other donations and by prudent financial management.
"It allows space for future growth and also rental space with five tenants already in place," Mr Hassell said.
"And with shower and kitchen facilities it provides a comfortable space for our members to utilise.
Farm Weekly business development and sales manager WENDY GOULD was there and took these photos.
Checking out the indoor office space were TW Pearson & Son's Natasha Creese (left), Perth, GIWA executive officer Peter Nash, Perth and Shay Crouch, Perth NRM.
Marissa (left) and Geoff Pearson, TH Pearson & Son, Australind, whose company has an office in the WAFarmers building chatted with Leanne Partridge, Brunswick and Megan MacNeill, Relevant, Perth.
Checking out the new board room were Jess Brunner (left), Bailiwick Legal, Michelle Hassell, Pingelly and Nicola Parker, WAFarmers Dairy Council.
Retired rock lobster fisherman Kim Colero (left), Denmark, chatted with WAFarmers immediate past president Rhys Turton and George Kailis, Kailis Jewellery.
Having a look through the new office were Danielle Edwards (left), Bailiwick Legal, Wes Lawrence, AxisTech, Angela Whittington, Perth and Matilda Lloyd, Bailiwick Legal.
On a tour of the office were David Thomas (left), Chartwell Consulting, Brian Polossof, TW Pearson & Son, Julian Thomas, Chartwell Consulting, WAFarmers CEO Trevor Whittington and Chris Wilkins, Synergy Consulting, all Perth.
Dean Papandreou (left), Dry Kirkness, Perth, was with Henry Steingiesser, Good Earth Dairy, Yathroo, Peter Cooke, AgKnowledge and Andrew Paterson, Aveva.
WAFarmers president John Hassell (left), Pingelly, with RSPCA's Lynne Bradshaw and WAFarmers chief executive officer Trevor Whittington.
In the new kitchen were tenant, Bushfire Volunteers member services manager Alex Espey (left), with WAFarmers corporate operations manager Melanie Tolich and Phil Brunner, Bailiwick Legal.
Maree Gooch, Safe Farms, was keen to sample some fresh WA pulled pork wraps provided by caterer Cheat Meats' James Hutcheson. With them was John Greenaway, Control Risks, Perth.
At the opening of WAFarmers new office were board member Michael Tarling (left), Milne Feeds, Richard Gregson, Walker Wayland, WAFarmers president John Hassell, Stephen Markey, Lease Negotiations WA and Anne Wilkins, Perth.
Catching up at the opening were Mike Norton (left), Safe Farms, Capel, Moore MP Shane Love, Dale Park, Badgingarra and WAFarmers board member Michael Partridge, Brunswick.
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