Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development senior research officer Mark Seymour has received the Grain Research and Development Corporation’s Seed of Light award.
The Esperance-based research officer was recognised for his contribution to grains research and development in WA.
The Corporation’s Western Regional Panel chairman Peter Roberts said Mr Seymour had an inherent ability to understand and respond to the important issues facing growers.
“Industry can under-estimate the significant impact an individual can have when it comes to on-farm adoption of research,” he said.
“Mark is an example of someone who, through his expertise and involvement with industry, has had a huge impact on adoption levels.
“He has been highly successful in his farming systems work by being involved from the research end, right through to on-farm adoption - immersing himself in the farming community and understanding on ground issues.”