Bob Nixon has recently been appointed as chair of the Grain Industry Association

The Grain Industry Association of Western Australia have announced the appointment of Bob Nixon as chair, effective October 4.

Mr Nixon, who will replace Dr Richard Williams, currently runs a broad acre farming operation on 18,700 hectares of arable land near Kalannie in the Central Wheatbelt.

In partnership with his wife, family and staff, the Nixon’s have a cropping program of 15,000 hectares planted to wheat, barley and canola and a family run gypsum mining operation.

Mr Nixon said he was honoured to step up to the role.

“I have always been interested in the competitiveness of WA’s grain value chains through to our end consumers,” he said.

“Not for profit industry associations like Grain Industry of Western Australia play a critical partnership role in our industry’s ability to signal and solve issues up and down the value chain.

“From pure research, to breeding, broad acre production, varietal accreditation and rationalisation, agronomic extension, processing, marketing, setting trade standards, addressing market access issues and supporting the economic development of regional WA.”