Leaders provide update on agriculture

By Bree Swift
December 5 2021 - 12:00am
WAFarmers chief executive Trevor Whittington (left), with GrainGrowers deputy chairman Rhys Turton and Grains Industry of Western Australia executive officer Peter Nash.

NO topic was off limits at the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) agriculture industry update last month.

Agricultural industry stakeholders, advocacy groups and local and State government representatives attended the get-together, mingling with one another while soaking up the views of the Swan River from the Aloft rooftop in Rivervale.



Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan and CBH Group acting chief executive Ben Macnamara provided updates on the opportunities and challenges before the industry and then joined fellow panelists, Regional Development Council chairwoman Rebecca Tomkinson and Ocean Grown Abalone managing director Brad Adams, to answer questions from the floor.

Farm Weekly journalist BREE SWIFT attended and took these pictures.

Kimberley Development Commission chairman David Mack (left), with Peel Development Commission chairman David Doepel.
Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation manager of ministerial missions and liason, invest and trade Ngor Tan (left), with Western Meat Packers Group chief financial officer Fiona Wu.
Kochii Australian Eucalyptus Oil chief operating officer Steve Meerwald (left), with WA Livestock Exporters Association chairman John Cunnington.
Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage assistant director general Matt Darcey (left), with DPIRD soil and land conservation commissioner Cec McConnell and CSIRO senior principal research scientist Hayley Norman.
Western Dairy regional manager Julianne Hill (left) with Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development (DPIRD) director livestock, Julia Smith.
Fruitico Pty Ltd executive director Roger Fahl (left), with DPIRD managing director capability and performance Alex Lyon.

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