Birch on GrainGrowers board

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Trevor DeLandgrafft and Rodney Birch have been chosen as growers representatives for the Western region of GrainGrowers, after the organisation's annual general meeting earlier this month.

GrainGrowers' former chief executive and now Elders chief executive Mark Allison was also elected to the board as a non-grower director.

Mr DeLandgrafft, Mr Birch and Mr Allison will serve three-year terms.

Mr DeLangdraft, a former WAFarmers president and a grain and sheep farmer from Newdegate, was initially elected to the board in October 2012, and will now serve his second term as director. He is also on GrainGrowers' Nominations and Remunerations committee.

Mr Birch operates a "grains only" farming company in WA and as such has a strong focus on grain-related issues and the future sustainability and profitability of the industry.

He holds directorships on the boards of AGT (Australian Grain Technologies), Pulse Australia, University of WA's Institute of Agriculture faculty and the Grains Industry Association of WA.

Mr Birch was the first GrainGrowers member in WA.

GrainGrowers is Australia's only national, independent, member-based, financially sustainable, technically resourced, grain producer organisation.

The GrainGrowers board is elected by more than 18,500 members and consists of six growers and two non-grower members.

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