Two Eyre Peninsula farmers will join the Grains Producers South Australia (GPSA) board as directors at its next annual general meeting.
Dion Woolford from Buckleboo and Jared Sampson from Warramboo will be appointed at the board’s meeting in Hahndorf on Friday, which is being held as part of the Growing SA conference.
Mr Woolford, who farms 4500 hectares near Kimba under the prefix Karawatha Park, was appointed to the board this year, and said he was excited to work with the board because the issues it dealt with through its policy and advocacy role effected producers throughout SA.
He is looking forward to contributing on a range of issues including how supply chain costs affect farmers, the importance of machine movement and the capacity to operate road trains on the Eyre Peninsula.
Mr Sampson worked for both Elders and Pasture Genetics before returning to the family farm in Warramboo, and it is his first time as a director on the Grain Producers South Australia board.
He said the organisation provided the opportunity to contribute to a number of key issues facing the grains industry, particularly land access and transparency of the process involved, which is of considerable importance to not only the local community but the whole industry.
The board will also farwell Ceduna producer Peter Polkinghorne, who is retiring from the board, and welcome back Adrian McCabe from Hamley Bridge.
Grain Producers South Australia chairman Wade Dabinett congratulated the new directors and thanked Mr Polkinghorne for his service.