AGG Board (left to right): Andrew Polkinghorne, Andrew Barr, Michael Iwaniw, Jim Heaslip, Stuart Murdoch (Chair), Dean Spencer, Peter Glover
Dr Andrew Barr
Grain producer; Consultant in Plant Breeding, Agricultural Science and Agribusiness.
Sc., Ph. D. (Plant Breeding and Genetics), MAICD
runs a cereal cropping farm in Pinery, South Australia.
He is a current member of the Board of Trustees, CIMMYT, Mexico and a member of the GRDC Southern Panel.
Andrew is a previous board member of ABB Grain Ltd and a former member of the Malting Barley Quality Improvement Program Steering Committee.
has completed many technical and market development trips to study the grains industry in Europe, Ukraine, China, Japan, USA, Canada, South Africa, Middle East.
Andrew also has 25 years working in plant breeding, he worked at SARDI as an Oat Breeder and Principal Plant Breeder from 1977 -1994 and at the University of Adelaide as the Barley Program Leader and Professor of Plant Breeding from 1994 - 2003.