has made a long and distinguished contribution to agricultural science, practice, business management, policy and education.
He is the Managing Director of Mike Stephens & Associates (MS&A).
is a broad based agricultural consulting company, providing advice, training and services to farmers, agribusiness and government.
service on many committees and working groups is testament to the high regard in which he
is held in industry and government circles.
Amongst other significant contributions, Mike spent fifteen years as the part time Executive Officer of the Beef Improvement Association of Australia, he is a Director of Working With People, he is Chairman of the Churchill Trust Victorian Primary Industry Selection Committee and he is a past Chairman of BRACE - a Ballarat community based education and training organization.
is involved in many community and agricultural activities and is well known in rural circles for his
broadcasting and writing.
He was an inaugural director of Farm Management 500.
Mike has been a popular and very active President and now Chairman of Ag Institute Australia (AIA) over the last three years, bringing his enthusiasm to the workings of the Institute.
has been supportive and effective in carrying through a new image, modernising and positioning the organisation for an ever changing agricultural scene.
has given his
time and commitment to all of the Divisions dispensing encouragement and wisdom in the changing times that agriculture, and especially professional bodies now face.
has brought to bear a massive background of experience in hands-on agriculture and agricultural education.