Mr Jackson a Guyra district farmer since 1983. Took over the family farm and lease other country. Previous to this qualified as a vet in Brisbane and practised in SA specialising in ovine reproduction. Also did some work in PNG on TB eradication in water buffalo.
Mr Groves and his wife run a family farming operation at Cowra, he has been farming since he left school. Mr Groves believes past positions at federal as well as state organisations have given him an intimate knowledge of the representative structure of our industry.
Mrs Minogue operates a mixed farming enterprise of 2500ha in Barmedman in south west NSW with her husband and 2 teenage sons. She has a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics from University of New England, Diplomas in Financial Counselling and Community Services, Cert. IV in Training and Assessing. Mrs Minogue spent 9 years as a Rural Financial Counsellor, 3 years with GrainCorp as a Regional Administrator and has worked in rural retail as a Finance Manager and Office Manager.
Mr Duddy is a mixed irrigation and dry land farmer from the Liverpool Plains, he worked for 9 years leading the Caroona Coal Action Group and was instrumental in the foundation of the Namoi Water Study, he also worked with both the state and federal governments on considerable legislative reform dealing in the mining versus agricultural debate. Mr Duddy also has considerable experience in dealing with land and water title issues.