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AWB will present a series of wheat marketing seminars across Victoria in July.
The seminars, which will feature AWB Managing Director Gordon Davis and AWB Pool General Manager David Johnson, will give Victorian wheat growers an insight into the future direction of Australia’s wheat industry under the new wheat marketing system.
Mr Davis said AWB was well placed to compete for wheat in the new market, given its long history and extensive knowledge of Australian growers and their international customers.
“The changes in the wheat marketing system come at a time of historically high prices and significant price volatility,” Mr Davis said.
“There will be great opportunities for growers in 2008 and at these seminars we will be showing growers our pooling and wheat marketing options for the coming season and talking about the market outlook.”
Mr Davis said growers could also find out more about the company’s plans to amend its constitution at the company’s General Meeting on August 21.
“The new Wheat Marketing Act means we need to amend our company constitution to suit the new environment, so shareholders will consider this at the General Meeting. We’ll be talking to our grower shareholders about this at our wheat marketing seminars,” Mr Davis said.
“Supporting our constitutional amendments will help AWB become a stronger company by improving its corporate governance, reducing its costs and improving its access to capital, which will help AWB to perform better for its grower clients and shareholders.”
AWB Wheat Marketing seminars:
Monday 21 July
- Birchip, Birchip Leisure Centre, 4pm (hosted by Birchip Cropping Group)
Thursday 24 July
- Swan Hill, Commercial Hotel, 9am
- Ouyen, Ouyen Golf Club, 1pm
- Mildura, Quality Hotel Mildura Grand, 5pm
Friday 25 July
- Bordertown, Bordertown Football Club, 8.30am
- Horsham, Grains Innovation Park, 2pm
All media are invited to attend the forums.
For media inquiries:
Ian Desborough, Vic Industry Relations Manager, 03 9209 2335 or 0418 853 881
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