Tony Evans, John Hinkley and Daniel Meade bring a wealth of experience and expertise as new directors of the DemoDAIRY Foundation Board.
Tony is one of the founders and co-director of Camperdown Compost. Originally from Melbourne, he came to the area to undertake a dairy apprenticeship and went on to work on dairy farms in Australia and overseas, including running his own farm for a number of years. He also works as a consultant to the Heytesbury District Landcare Network’s regenerative farming project.
Daniel Meade is a dairy farmer at Kolora. He studied Agriculture at Glenormiston College and has previously worked as an agronomist, working with farmers across the region. Daniel has strong ties to the region. He is deputy mayor of Moyne Shire Council and has recently joined the Board of DataGene.
John Hinkley has been farming near Cobden since the 1980s, now milking about 550 cows. He has always followed a low-risk, seasonal farming method where he keeps a lid on production costs, maintains a fertile cross-bred herd, feeds almost exclusively home-grown pastures and maximises the benefits of spring rainfall. John is also a director of South West Dairy and is very supportive of younger farmers getting into dairy.
They replace James Green and Duncan Morris.