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06 Dec, 2012 03:00 AM
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THIRD-generation Darling Downs farmer Lyndon Pfeffer has added to an already impressive list of achievements in farming and grain industry politics by being named this year's Queensland grain grower of the year.

Mr Pfeffer, who farms at Pampas near Millmerran with his wife Lyndelle, was presented with the Jason Rae Memorial Grain Grower of the Year award at a special AgForce gala dinner in Toowoomba on Friday night.

The Pfeffers run irrigated and dryland cropping enterprises based on stubble retention and strip farming on two properties on the Condamine River floodplain.

They have regularly won dryland and irrigated crop competitions at the Millmerran and Toowoomba shows.

Other finalists in the running for the top award were young Warra grain grower Brendan Taylor, and Central Queensland farming brothers David and Alan Storey, Capella.

The winner of the Queensland Grain Industry Emerging Leader award was another third-generation Darling Downs grower, Peter Bach, who runs four family properties totalling 1600 hectares in the Bongeen/Pittsworth region.

Two years ago Mr Bach was one of the first growers in his district to put tracks on a header so he could harvest crop during the 2010/2011 floods.

Other finalists in the Emerging Leader category were Chinchilla grower Arthur Gearon and Central Highlands producer Rhys Daniels. Story and picture: NEIL LYON.

THIRD-generation Darling Downs farmer Lyndon Pfeffer has added to an already impressive list of achievements in farming and grain industry politics by being named this year's Queensland grain grower of the year.

Mr Pfeffer, who farms at Pampas near Millmerran with his wife Lyndelle, was presented with the "Jason Rae Memorial" Grain Grower of the Year award at a special AgForce gala dinner in Toowoomba on Friday night.

The Pfeffers run irrigated and dryland cropping enterprises based on stubble retention and strip farming on two properties on the Condamine River floodplain.

They have regularly won dryland and irrigated crop competitions at the Millmerran and Toowoomba shows.

Other finalists in the running for the top award were young Warra grain grower, Brendan Taylor, and Central Queensland farming brothers David and Alan Storey, Capella.

The winner of the Queensland Grain Industry Emerging Leader award was another third-generation Darling Downs grower, Peter Bach, who runs four family properties totalling 1600 hectares in the Bongeen/Pittsworth region.

Two years ago Mr Bach was one of the first growers in his district to put tracks on a header so he could harvest crop during the 2010/2011 floods.

Other finalists in the Emerging Leader category were Chinchilla grower Arthur Gearon and Central Highlands producer Rhys Daniels.

The Queensland Grain Innovation award for enhancing the profitability of the grain supply chain was won by Central Highlands farmer, Dave Daniels, Clermont.

Through collaboration with agronomist Matthew Barnes, Mr Daniels has been involved in the development of a system for applying liquid row inject fertiliser to address deficiencies in crop nutrition.

Other finalists in the Innovation category were Pacific Seeds sorghum breeder, Neil Muller, Toowoomba, and AgFarm northern regional manager Rod Burchmann, Nambour.

Story and picture: NEIL LYON.

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Emily, have U seen what is happening to Chinas peasant farmers in their country? Cleared out and
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Hey it is pretty dumb all unifying together to make good progress if you are headed in the wrong
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