CRDC Chair to present ‘Rural Focus’ talk at UNE

Published 27 August 2010

cottonMr Mike Logan, Chair of the Cotton Research and Development Corporation, will be the keynote speaker at the 2010 Robb College Rural Focus Dinner, to be held on Tuesday 31 August. The Rural Focus Dinner is an annual event held in the Robb College Dining Hall at the University of New England.

Mr Logan will be talking about issues related to rural leadership – drawing on his experience in leading the cotton industry through changing and challenging times.

He is a strong advocate for the best use of natural resources, and has a wealth of practical experience. He is a leading practitioner of sustainable agriculture, sustainable irrigation and water management systems in Australia, with his cotton farm being the first in the world to attain ISO certification for compliance with international best practice principles for environmental management.

Mr Logan does consultancy work for agriculture and small business both in Australia and overseas. He has worked on key programs regarding irrigation and climate variability, and has for many years been involved in agricultural research – particularly irrigated agriculture and the environment.

He is a director of the Peter Cullen Trust and an adviser to the National Water Commission and the Department of Environment, Heritage and the Arts, and has been a director of Land and Water Australia, the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, Cotton Australia, and the Cooperative Research Centre for Irrigation Futures.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the lecture, which is scheduled for 8 pm, but should book through the Robb College office on (02) 6773 1700 or e-mail: robb@une.edu.au.