VFF Horticulture leaders returned

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The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has today announced the outcome of elections for the 2023 VFF Horticulture Council Elections.

VFF Returning Officer Brendan Tatham said Nathan Free has been re-elected to the role of VFF Horticulture Council President and Katherine Myers has been returned as Vice-President. Both positions were re-elected unopposed.

“Nathan Free has been returned as President of the VFF Horticulture Council and will again work with Katherine Myers as Vice-President.”

“I congratulate both Nathan and Katherine and look forward to working continuing to work with them and the wider VFF team to help deliver for horticulture farmers throughout Victoria over the coming years,” Mr Tatham said.

About the VFF Horticulture President and Vice-President:


Nathan Free

Nathan has been the VFF Horticulture Council President since 2021. He is a fourth-generation farmer and the Managing Director of Wattle Organics based in Lake Boga, near Swan Hill. He grows a mix of organic fruit, vegetable, and cereal. Nathan has a history of leadership in the Horticulture industry as a former Nuffield Scholar and Rabobank Emerging Leader. He is an active member in a number of local groups, including being President of the Swan Hill/ Sunraysia Rotary Club and also part of the Murray Valley Fruit Fly Committee of behalf of AUSVEG. 

Before taking over as Horticulture President, Nathan served four years as VFF Horticulture Vice-President

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Katherine Myers

Katherine has been VFF Horticulture Vice-president since 2021. She is based on the family farm in Tourello, just north of Ballarat, with her husband, four children and in-laws. They grow certified seed potatoes, prime lambs, fodder and cereal crops. She is first in her family to study and work in agriculture and Katherine has experience in Agri research, valuations and finance.  

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