The Australian Grain Growers’ Co-operative reported significant profit growth year-on-year at its annual general meeting at the recent Yorke Peninsula Field Days.
Newly elected chairman, Mallala grain grower Richard Konzag, who took the reins in July, said the positive financial position was a result of ongoing support from growers.
Mr Konzag said the board also confirmed the re-election of Jim Heaslip and Bruce McDonald following the expiry of their terms, as well as the election of new board member Jordan Wilksch, who joined in July.
“We’re thrilled with the co-op’s strong underlying financial performance in 2017, our full-year profits increased by nearly $300,000 year-on-year,” he said.
Mr Konzag said the team was pleased to welcome newest board member Jordan Wilksch and described him as a “passionate grower who understands the changing landscape of farming for the next generation”.
Mr Wilksch is married with four children and farms with his family as Wilksch Agriculture at Yeelanna near Cummins.