BCG welcomed two new members to its board at last week’s Annual General Meeting: Kaniva grain grower Jonathan Dyer and Rupanyup cropping and sheep farmer Kayla Weidemann. They were each elected for a three-year term.
BCG Chair John Ferrier welcomed the two new board members: “BCG is fortunate to have such high calibre candidates willing to step forward and join our board. It is especially pleasing that they are younger farmers who recognise the important role BCG plays in helping farmers in our region. As west Wimmera and southern Wimmera farmers, the inclusion of Jonathan and Kayla on our board will ensure BCG continues to cover a broad footprint.”
Kayla said she was looking forward to joining the board: “It will be a great opportunity to represent the region, young farmers and women in agriculture.”
Jonathan said he was most looking forward to enjoying the company and insights of the current board and working with farmers to build on BCG’s integral work within the agricultural industry.
John Ferrier renominated for a three-year term as did Horsham grain grower Tim Rethus and Stefano Di Pieri from Mildura.
Former BCG Chair and long-term board member Caroline Welsh, who has served on the board for 14 years, did not renominate. Lawloit grain and sheep farmer, Alan Bennett, stepped down from the BCG Board earlier this year.
“It is always challenging when a board loses the experience and expertise of people like Caroline Welsh and Alan Bennett. They were both important contributors and we thank them for their time, passion and commitment. They will be missed.
“Renewal is also important for a board. I am confident our new board will continue to serve BCG members and the broader industry, well. The future for BCG looks bright and we have the team to make the most of the opportunities that present.”
“We will now turn our focus firmly to safely getting this year’s crop harvested and stored,” John concluded.