Fiona Simson will lead NSW Farmers’ Association for the next 12 months following her re-election today as president.
Today, she was successfully elected unopposed for a fourth term by farmers attending the NSW Farmers’ Annual Conference at Luna Park, Milsons Point, Sydney.
Ms Simson is a farmer from the Liverpool Plains where she and her husband Ed run a 5,5000 hectare mixed farming enterprise including broad acre farming as well as commercial and stud poll Hereford cattle. She was first elected president of NSW Farmers in 2011 on a platform of renewal, excellence and inclusiveness.
“I look forward to another term representing the farmers of New South Wales. While we have achieved significant change and renewal over the past three years, there is still more work to do to bring our grassroots members closer to the decision making process.
“Change is essential both for our organisation and our industry if we are to remain relevant and secure a strong future for agriculture. We can only do that if we have people in the same room, working for the same goals and the same future,” she said.
“I look forward to continuing to work on behalf of our members and with our industry stakeholders to ensure that farmers have a sustainable future in NSW and consumers have a reliable supply of quality food and fibre.”
Source: NSW Farmers