Victorian Farmers Federation
Aug 13, 2019
Alister Boyd, Grains Group Manager
Victorian Farmers Federation

'My talk is an overview of the major issues facing Victorian farmers at the moment, as these issues rarely get a mention in mainstream media, and addresses the 'disconnect' between rural and metro Victoria.

Alister Boyd is the Grains Group Manager at the Victorian Farmer’s Federation, which is an advocacy group for Victorian Farmers in a range of sectors including livestock, grains, intensive industries,  horticulture and dairy. Alister studied Agricultural Science at Melbourne University and prior to VFF worked at global agribusiness company Cargill in the Supply Chain division as the Operations Manager, as well as the Australian Wheat Board in regional grain accumulation.

Alister was raised in Wodonga and spent weekends at the family farm where his family farm crops and cattle, but now calls Melbourne home'.

Chair: Lawrence Reddaway