Southern Dirt has taken a strategic decision to change the direction of the group back to a local trials and research group. We will now concentrate on trials in the Kojonup region up to 100kms radius with similar farming practices only. Hopefully by consolidating our reach it will allow us to provide more focus to local farmer members in the mixed farming space.
All Peel and Southwest members will go under the new organisation WA Future Food Network which will be chaired by CEO Tracey Hodgkins who will be leaving Southern Dirt at the end of the month. The network was formed to carry on the great work that has done under Tracey’s guidance for the past six years. The network aims to drive and support the development of a progressive local food industry in WA throughout the supply chain. Southern Dirt staff members Hannah Lalor who will be CEO of the Network and Jessica Bantz the Chief Operations Officer will transfer to the network to carry on their work for WA farm and food businesses. The WA Future Food Network will continue to support Southern Dirt farmers.