The VFF Grains Group is an active link between its members and the broader grains industry. Our membership includes more than 60 percent of Victorian grain growers, including cereal, legume and seed growers. We provide a democratic and representative voice for growers.We offer our members a number of services that directly benefit their farm businesses and assist them to make the most of the new grain marketing arrangements. 

Please contact us for more information about our membership benefits and options.



Ross Johns is a grains and livestock farmer from Warracknabeal, in Victoria’s Wimmera.  He runs wheat, barley, canola and some pulse crops on his property, along with wool and prime lambs. Ross brings extensive experience to the role of VFF Grains Council President.

Prior to being elected to the role, he was Vice President of the VFF Grains Council for one year, and has previously held board positions on ABB Grain, GRDC and Western Water.  He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Centre for Rural Studies and Marcus Oldham College. 

As President of the Grains Group, Ross is committed to sustainable growth and development of Australian agriculture.  He is excited to work at the VFF with a progressive team focused on resolving the limiting factors to industry prosperity.      

Grains Council Office bearers       STAFF

President Ross Johns Grains Group Manager Stephen Sheridan
Vice President           Ashley Fraser


Northern Mallee                   Peter Thompson  
Southern Mallee                  Craig Henderson*
Eastern Mallee                    Vacant
West Wimmera                    Rob McRae           
Wimmera                            Marshall Rodda
Charlton                              Jason Mellings
Bendigo                              Mark Collins
Murray Goulburn                  Peter Lawless
Southern                             Anthony Mulcahy
Seeds Industry                    Ashley Fraser

*Appointed by the VFF Grains Council for the remainder of the term per clause 8.6.1 of the VFF Constitution



If you have an issue you would like the Council to discuss, or you are interested in becoming involved in the Council, please speak to your regional representative or email grains@vff.org.au.