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Executive Committee Profiles

Josh Rasheed
Associate Member- Chairperson

 Josh Rasheed

Josh was appointed as the Contract Cropping Manager and Pasture Advisor at Naracoorte Seeds in November 2011, and in 2014 was appointed as the sole lucerne seed trader for Naracoorte Seeds. He lives in Naracoorte with his wife and three daughters, and enjoys getting out and working with clients to help grow contract crops and quality pastures. Lucerne is one of the major crops he is involved with and he looks forward to working in the lucerne industry for years to come.  Prior to this appointment at Naracoorte Seeds, he worked as a Real Estate Agent for 12 years at the family Real Estate business in Meningie.

Scott Hutchings

Associate Member- Deputy Chairperson

Scott is a senior agronomist with Cox Rural Keith and has worked in the upper south east for 22 years with pulse, oilseed and cereal production as well as in the production of small seeds crops 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 farming enterprise focusing on prime lamb production and opportunity dryland seed production. Scott has a strong interest in a number of areas within the industry including herbicides and their use within Lucerne, the implications of resistance within perennial crops and grazing tolerance & production of lucerne varieties. Scott believes the Lucerne industry has a strong future and essential to the strength of the local communities.


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.  



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 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 and manage 4100 hectares at Keith. The business is highly focused around dryland and irrigated lucerne production for grazing and seed and hay. The business also runs 3500 ewes for prime lamb production and a winter cropping program. As a business with a high reliance on lucerne they believe it is important to keep abreast of industry issues both domestic and internationally. Scott believes he can bring knowledge and expertise to the executive, as well as an ability to learn and contribute to an industry he is passionate about. His family have been involved in the lucerne seed industry for more than 40 years.

Richard Prusa
Associate Member

Richard works with Seed Force as a Technical Product Development Manager. Richard lives near Langhorne Creek with his wife and three children and currently grows olives, lucerne hay and fat horses.

Simon Allen

Grower Member

Simon is involved 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 has been involved in the business for 10 years since attending college studying rural business management and has previously sat on the executive committee of Lucerne Australia and its variety trials committee. He believes that Lucerne Australia plays an integral part in forming a voice for the Lucerne seed industry.