Ian McClelland is an inaugural and founding member of BCG and farms 8000ha, growing wheat, barley, canola, lentils, sheep and cattle. His interests are in education, research and practical applications on the farm. He is an honorary Senior Fellow of the Institute of Land and Food Resources – Crop production at the University of Melbourne. Ian is a Board Member of Marcus Oldham College, recipient of the 1998 Hugh McKay Innovators Award, a member of the selection panel for Churchill Scholarships, and recipient of the 2004 GRDC Seed of Light Award for Excellence in research and extension. In 2008, Ian was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia.