Thirty-nine-year-old Richmond River cane grower Marty Walsh has been elected as a Director on the NSW Sugar Milling Cooperative Board.
Marty, his wife Donna and their three young children farm 110 hectares of cane land on their Coraki property. In partnership with his parents Tom and Julie, the Walsh families grow sugarcane and soy bean on a total of 440 hectares of land in the Richmond Valley area.
A fifth-generation cane grower, Marty has been involved in sugarcane farming all of his life and his commitment to the NSW sugar industry also includes being an active member on the Richmond River Cane Growers Association board.
Chairman of NSW Sugar and Sunshine Sugar Jim Sneesby said; “I am pleased to welcome Marty to the board. He will bring a fresh approach and has proven to be a great asset to both the Richmond River Cane Growers and the broader NSW sugar industry sector. I look forward to working with a grower who has shown such great passion, commitment and vision to our industry.”
The NSW Sugar Milling Cooperative Board includes nine grower Directors, with three representatives from each of the milling areas – the Tweed, Richmond and Clarence Valley.