SRA has announced the appointment of new Adoption Officer, Mr Bill Gordon, to work in the Southern Region, based at Bundaberg.
In this role, Mr Gordon will work closely with SRA investors in the southern region. He will also have a focus on precision agriculture, which will see him work with investors and stakeholders across the Australian sugarcane industry.
Bundaberg Sugar Services Chair Mr Kelvin Griffin said he was pleased that there would be more resources available for the southern sugar industry and looked forward to working with Bill.
Mr Gordon will work alongside Leader of the Adoption Group Mr James Ogden-Brown, who is also based at Bundaberg.
The Adoption Group is an important public face of SRA and a conduit of information between the local industry and SRA research, working with investors to enhance industry productivity, profitability, and sustainability.
“Mr Gordon brings extensive experience to the role and is well known in several agricultural industries for his expertise in working with spraying practices,” Mr Ogden-Brown said. “This expertise will be an asset to the southern region and the entire sugarcane industry.”
He has worked as a project leader for several multi-year research projects via entities including the Cotton Research and Development Corporation and the Grains Research and Development Corporation.
Mr Gordon said he was looking forward to working in a hands-on role with sugarcane growers and millers.
“I’ve been involved with many agricultural industries so I understand the challenges and opportunities that face the agricultural sector,” Mr Gordon said. “The cane industry of course has its own unique challenges, but I look forward to helping bring my experience to the industry to create positive outcomes.
“I look forward to building relationships across the industry, and especially in the Southern growing region.”