Guyra farmer James Jackson elected NSW Farmers’ President

Sheep and cattle producer James Jackson has been elected NSW Farmers’ president at the Association’s Annual Conference underway in Sydney.

Mr Jackson, who is based in Guyra in the Northern Tablelands, has signalled reducing regulation in the agricultural industry, protecting farmers’ property rights and membership engagement will be key aspirations under his presidency.

Mr Jackson has been an active member of NSW Farmers for the past 20 years. He currently serves on the Sheepmeat and Animal Welfare Committees and has been a Board member for the past three years.

NSW Farmers’ CEO Matt Brand congratulated Mr Jackson on his election win.

“Now is an important time for the Association to make its voice heard during a time of drought and in the lead up to the 2019 state election.

“James’ farming and veterinary background has him well placed to take up this challenging but very rewarding role representing our members.”

Mr Jackson succeeds outgoing president Derek Schoen who did not recontest the election on constitutional grounds.

Date: Tuesday 24 July 2018
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