John together with his wife Emma, operate a broadacre cropping and livestock enterprize near Badgingarra, 2.5hrs north of Perth.
John is also a representative of Climate Kelpie, a program that connects farmers with tools and information to assist in the decision making process regarding climate.
Andrew and Gina Kenny farm in Badgingarra along with his parents Mike and Sara Kenny. The Kenny family have a mixed farm enterprise and are highly progressive farmers. Together they are striving to find the most efficient and cost effective tactics to combat non wetting soils. Short term mitigation and longer term amelioration strategies have included clay incorporation, improved sowing systems using a winged, paired-row seeders and one off mouldboard ploughing.
Will engages innovative farming practices and actively undertakes numerous production trials, mainly focusing on increasing feed availability. Will is also a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Will is the Chairperson for the WMG Livestock R & D committee.
Mark is the founder of Optimus, a private equity and private client investment firm based in Subiaco. He is a chartered accountant with a passion for agriculture and the medium and longer term commercial opportunities it presents.
Mark recently invested in Coalara Park, Manalling Springs and Windy Lane to comprise a 7500ha predominantly cropping program run under management. Precision farming techniques, variable rate technologies, the use of precision seeders and paired rows, soil management for non wetting, nutrient retention and acidity, liming, claying, mould boarding or similar are all techniques being used and on the agenda to enhance sustainable returns.
David currently oversees a progressive vegetable operation in Wanerie, near Gingin. The farm produces fresh market and processing potatoes along with carrots for the international export market. David is also the Chairman of EnviroVeg and a Life Member of the Baldivis Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade.
David is the Chairperson of the WMG Potato Committee.
David has been in the agricultural industry for many years and has extensive agribusiness experience. David had a farming background, worked in senior roles at CBH Group, General Manager of Lupin Foods Australia, CEO of Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) and now MD of Lupin Foods Pty Ltd.
Tracey is a freelance journalist and works to promote and market her family farming business, Dandaragan Organic Beef. Tracey is also a very active, community minded Dandaragan resident. Tracey also has a Bachelor of Communications/Journalism.
Tracey is the Chairperson for the WMG Women’s committee.
We along with key staff members operate a broad acre cropping and livestock business in the Moora and Dandaragan Shires. We strive to maximise moisture to grain conversion ratios and maximise machinery use efficiency per hour. In recent years we have dedicated significant resources to developing and ameliorating sand plain soils near Dandaragan through spading and mould board ploughing. Our heavy soil types are still under minimum tillage practice, however through full cultivation techniques on sand plain soils we have significantly changed the production potential of this soil type.
David is the Chairperson for the WMG Cropping R & D committee.