Improving the profitability & sustainability of Esperance port zone grain growers
 
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David Cox

Committee


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 T: 0429 008 638
David runs a broad acre cropping and beef enterprise in the Shires of Esperance and Narembeen with his wife Sally. David was awarded a prestigious Nuffield Scholarship in 2004 to study the production and management of high yielding crops specialising in nitrogen management. As a result, David has extensively travelled both Australia and the world studying all aspects of agriculture and he has developed the E-ZEE Nitrogen (N) calculator for accurate real time in season nitrogen recommendations.
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Greg Curnow

Treasurer


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Greg Curnow farms at Cascade and was elected to the SEPWA Executive in 2008, becoming president in 2015 Greg farms at Cascade and Grass Patch with his wife, Donna in partnership with his parents. He has been on various committees within SEPWA over the years.
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Jodi Duncan

Committee


 T: 0427 326 876.

Jodi completed a degree in Agribusiness Technology at Muresk, Curtin University before returning to work full time on the family farm in 2010.  Along with her brother Rian and his family, she runs a mixed crop and sheep operation run across 7 800 ha.  Jodi is responsible for managing the livestock enterprise, grain marketing, financial management and farm record keeping, as well as helping with harvest and seeding. She is the current Chairperson of the Ravensthorpe Agricultural Initiative Network (RAIN).

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Scott Wandel

Committee Member

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Scott farms with his wife Jane at Mt Ridley and Dalyup. He runs cattle at dalyup, and a large controlled traffic cropping program at Ridley. Scott also sits on the PASE committee.
Scott joined the SEPWA committee in 2018.
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Andrew Chambers

Vice President

 
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 T: 0429 380 084
Andrew hails from Ravensthorpe and farms 5000 hectares with cropping the main enterprise along with a little lucerne and pasture for buying and selling sheep. Andrew is currently the Chair of the Ravensthorpe Agricultural Initiative Network (RAIN)
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Luke Marquis

Committee


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Promoting a team environment-based around knowledge and information sharing is a driving force behind Luke’s business, and a big part of what he believes being a successful Agronomy Consultant is all about. Luke enjoys being part of a client’s success, but alternatively works hard to help when in paddock improvements need to be made.
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Lyndon Mickel

Committee


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 T: 0427 766 029
Lyndon is a past SEPWA President and he is also a member of the local Beaumont Better Farming group. He host trials for SEPWA and conducts his own personal unofficial trials. Lyndon's family farming operation consists of 1800 ha just north of Condingup and 4200 ha at the end of Parmango Road. He was President from 2010 - 2012.
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Adrian Perks

Secretary


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Adrian farms with his wife Kris and two young sons between Condingup and Beaumont and has been farming for about 15 years. After completing a couple of years at Narrogin Ag college, he returned home for a few years then travelled to the US to work with a harvest contractor. Upon returning home, he then worked for a local farming family for about 12 months before returning to the family farm. Most of the land they are currently farming is share farmed with a mix of soil types ranging from the Neridup sand dunes to heavy Beaumont loams.
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Marie Fowler

Comittee
 
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Marie farms with her husband Andrew and family on a mixed cropping and livestock property 30km east of Condingup.  They grow canola, wheat, barley and clover/ryegrass based pasture. The livestock enterprises produce delicious beef, prime lamb and merino wool from grass and grazed crops.   

Marie has worked in various roles in agriculture overseas prior to moving to WA in 2001. She is responsible for managing the farm finances, staff employment, HR & OSH policies & procedures.

Marie and Andrew have 4 children aged between 11-15.  She is involved in Condingup school council and community centre management committee.  She enjoys water skiing and camping, general fitness, books and travel!

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Tom Carmody

Committee


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Tom farms with his wife Andrea and brother George on their properties in Cascade, as well as brother Jack and their parents on their pastoral property Prenti Downs near Wiluna. 

Tom completed a Bachelor of Agribusiness at Muresk, then spent a year working with consultant Bill Crabtree before returning to the farm. Tom is passionate about CTF, flying and hunting. 

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Craig Newman

Committee


 T: 08 9874 7032
 T: 0429 871 625
Craig comes from the Varley, Holt Rock, Lake King area where he leases 6600 ha for cropping and livestock purposes. Craig is also involved in the Newdegate Crop Improvement Group, the Newdegate Field Days and the Newdegate Development Committee.
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Danny Sanderson

President


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In 2016, the SEPWA Executive welcomed Dan Sanderson, who has farmed west of Grass Patch since 1990, to the committee.
In 1994 Danny and his wife, Judy leased the farm they had been living on and had some difficult years to start with. Fortunately it all worked out well in the end and in 1998 they purchased that 2200ha they were leasing. In the last 7 years they have expanded their operation by leasing, share farming and in 2013 bought another 1200ha. Their son John is now a partner in the business and they own 3400ha (along with the bank) and share farm 1800 ha.