Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association head Jan Davis to step down
Posted January 19, 2015 21:33:30
Jan Davis, CEO Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association
Photo: Jan Davis has been chief executive of the TFGA for five years. (Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association)
The head of Tasmania's peak farming body is stepping down after five years in the job.
's contract with the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association
(TFGA) expires in April and the organisation says she
has decided not to renew it.
has worked at this job for seven days a week for the nearly five years she's
been here and I think we've been extremely lucky to get someone of her
calibre to come in and take us to a new level really," he
well respected in all tiers of government and throughout the membership, and I think last year we were listed if not number one, then close to number one, of all the leading advocacy groups for farmers in Australia.
certainly lifted our profile."
In a statement, Ms Davis
said it was time to move on "to the next stage" of her
paid tribute to the organisation and the state's farmers.
"I am just full of admiration of our imaginative and innovative farmers, who take it upon themselves to keep this fragile economy moving along," she
"With the rollout of irrigation schemes across the state, and increased focus on Tasmania's unique products, this is such an exciting time."
Ms Davis was the first woman in the role.