Executive Committee

Scott Hutchings - Chairperson, Associate Member

Scott Hutchings

Associate Member - Chairperson

Scott is a senior agronomist with Cox Rural Keith and has worked in the upper south east for 21 years covering pulses, oilseeds and cereals and lucerne for seed, hay and pasture. Scott holds a bachelor of Agricultural Science from Roseworthy Agricultural College. Scott and his wife Cath also run a small prime lamb production and opportunity dryland seed production enterprise

Aaron Freeman - Grower Member

Aaron Freeman

Grower Member

Aaron manages ‘Colara’ at Tintinara owned by the Munro Family producing dryland lucerne hay and seed, cereal hay and cropping along with a self-replacing merino flock and prime lambs. Aaron and his wife Penny also own and operate a contract harvesting business Colara Contracting along with a prime lamb enterprise on a recently purchased property.

Josh Rasheed - Associate Member

Josh Rasheed

Associate Member

Joshua started with Naracoorte Seeds in 2011 and has since become a part owner/director of Naracoorte Seeds. Originally employed as the Contract Cropping Manager gave Josh a solid grounding in pasture seed production, including Lucerne, and he has now moved into his current role of Lucerne Seed Trading and Pasture Advisory. Josh has always enjoyed getting out working with clients and looks forward to working in the lucerne industry for years to come. Josh lives in Naracoorte with his wife Emma and three daughters but prior to this move he worked as a Real Estate Agent for 12 years at the family Real Estate business in Meningie.

Adam Zacker - Grower Member

Adam Zacker

Grower Member

Adam owns and operates the family farm at Tintinara with his wife Hannah. They run a mix of cropping, sheep (both self-replacing Merinos and prime lamb production), a herd of Angus cows and both dryland and irrigated lucerne seed and hay. Adam is passionate about the lucerne industry and its challenges.

Rodney Lush - Grower Member

Rodney Lush

Grower Member

Rodney farms with his wife Sally at Coombe, producing lucerne seed, lamb and wool since 1991. The farm production system is based around centre pivot and flood irrigated lucerne and rain fed perennial pastures. He also provides farm business advice and support to clients in the Mallee, South East and Western Victoria as a consultant with Proadvice.

Scott Campbell - Grower Member

Scott Campbell

Grower Member

Scott and his wife Sophie Campbell own a mixed farming business at Keith, producing Lucerne seed, hay grain and prime lamb production. As a business with a high reliance on lucerne Scott believes it is im-portant to keep abreast of industry issues both domestic and international. His family have been involved in the lucerne seed industry for more than 40 years.

Simon Allen - Grower Member

Simon Allen

Grower Member

Simon is involved for 15 years in a family farming operation based at Keith, which produces irrigated lucerne seed and hay, cereal grain and hay, pulses, oilseeds and a commercial merino flock. Simon attended college, studying rural business management and has previously sat on the executive committee of Lucerne Australia and its variety trials committee.