Scott Chirnside

Scott Chirnside Chairman

Scott became Chairman of the board for his second time in 2018.  He had previously served as Chairman of the board in 2000-2004. Scott has been an active member of SFS for many years and is very passionate about research and development of Agriculture.  Scott’s farm is at “Weering” Inverleigh.

Stewart Hamilton

Stewart Hamilton Geelong

Stewart became the Geelong Director in 2018 after being chair of the local branch since 2014. Stew farms “Leighview” at Inverleigh and owns the land that SFS leases for the Inverleigh Trial Site.

Mark Williams

Mark Williams Hamilton

Mark became the Hamilton Director in 2016. He farms at “Mt Melville” north of Cavendish.

Staff - Rob Terry

Rob Terry Tasmania

Rob Terry became the Tasmanian Director in 2019. He farms at Dairy Plains in Tasmania.

Staff - Nick Paterson

Nick Paterson Streatham

Appointed December 4 2020, Nick has been involved with Southern Farming Systems for many years - including being involved with the Streatham Branch Committee. Nick is the managing director of Excel Farms, managing farms through the Western Districts, Wimmera and Mallee regions with a strong focus on mixed farming. Nick brings to the board a passion for agriculture and hopes to keep SFS relevant and a meaningful source of information for growers and service providers.

If you would like to contact the Board members please contact or 03 5265 166.

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