Lucerne Australia AGM 2022

Twenty-two grower and associate members attended the recent 2022 AGM held at Henry & Rose Cafe in Keith on Wednesday 19th October. Guest Speakers prior to the AGM were:

Dr Alan Mckay – Principal Scientist, SARDI Soil Biology & Molecular Diagnostics. Alan has been leading a team of researchers working on the AgriFutures funded project developing quantitative DNA tests for lucerne seed wasp and associated parasitoid wasps. He presented on the next stage of extending this important project to industry through testing and mapping.

Danny Le Feuvre – CEO for the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC). Danny provided an update on the latest information about the Varroa Mite incursion in NSW; highly relevant as pollination time approaches for the lucerne seed industry.

Tom Schulz – Connor Pastoral, Tintinara. Tom was the recipient of the LA bursary for a young member to attend the Rabobank Farm Manager Course held this year in NSW. Tom gave a summary of his experience and the significant benefits of attending this valuable course conducted annually by LA Gold Sponsor, Rabobank.

Lucerne Australia acknowledge retiring Executive Committee members, Simon Allen and Josh Rasheed; their contributions have both been of great benefit to the industry and are greatly appreciated. LA welcomed two new members to the Executive Committee at the AGM, Harrison Berry and Ben Farmer.

Grower member, Josie Hunt (L) and Shane Oster – Alpha Group Consulting (R) with new Executive Committee Member, Harrison Berry.
LA AGM Attendees
Grower members, Joe Cooke and Mark Wilson catch up with new Executive Committee Member, Ben Farmer – Wilkei Seeds.

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