‘Best and brightest’ sought to represent Queensland farmers

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‘Best and brightest’ sought to represent Queensland farmers
Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018

AgForce is urging the ‘best and brightest’ in broadacre agriculture to put their hands up to represent their fellow farmers and drive policies that take rural Queensland forward.

AgForce CEO Michael Guerin said nominations opened today for positions on AgForce boards and regional councils for the next two years.

“Delivering high quality food and fibre for domestic and overseas consumers is not an easy job, with Queensland farmers facing constant challenges from government decisions, the natural environment and fluctuating markets,” he said.

“Representative bodies like AgForce are at the forefront of tackling these challenges and coming up with solutions that advance sustainable agribusiness and deliver better outcomes for all rural Queenslanders.

“AgForce’s biennial elections provide our members with an opportunity to step up to represent their fellow farmers, be a voice for industry, and guide the organisation’s policies and future direction.

“We’re seeking bright, innovative thinkers to get active and involved to help us secure the continued productivity, profitability and sustainability of broadacre agriculture in Queensland.”

Members can nominate for positions on the AgForce Queensland Farmers Limited Board, commodity boards (cattle, sheep and wool, and grains) and regional councils in the North, Central, South-East, Southern-Inland and South-West regions.

Nominations open at midday today (18 July 2018) and must be received by midday on 8 August 2018, with ballots for contested positions opening on 5 September 2018.

More information about the 2018 AgForce elections, including position descriptions and nomination forms, are available at https://agforceqld.org.au/2018agforceelections

Media Contact: Sarah Henderson 0427 626 853

‘Best and brightest’ sought to represent Queensland farmers

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