THE MacKillop Farm Management Group held its annual meeting before the GRDC grower updates in Naracoorte last week.
Duan Williams will continue to lead the group as chairman, with David Farley stepping into the deputy chair role.
Grower member representatives remain the same with Chris Gilbertson, Richard Kirkland and Lachie Seears joining with Duan to represent the southern region.
Representatives for northern growers include David Farley, Tom Sambell, Martin Flower and Ryan Smart.
Representing agribusiness and sponsors, Jason McClure from Elders will continue on the committee.
McClure is joined by Ryan Cocks from NAB and Mark Edwards from Murray Nankivell, both bringing expertise to the management of the group.
Other committee members include James Heffernan for MacKillop Irrigation Group, Jamie Tidy for SE Prime Livestock Achievers and a representative from the SARDI NVT team at Struan.
Operations and research manager Felicity Turner and executive officer Krysteen McElroy will continue their contracted roles to ensure research, development and extension activities are meeting the needs of members and sponsors.
The first meeting of the committee will be held in October and will be focussed on planning the trial activities to be conducted in 2014.
Events planned for the next few months include a SEPLA "Sticky Beak" day in September and the annual field days at Frances and Conmurra at the end of October.
Further information on all activities and the MacKillop Group can be found at www.mackillopgroup.com.au.