New President for Farm Forestry Association

Friday 9 Apr 2021

Graham West has been elected as the new president of the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association at its Annual Conference, taking over from Hamish Levack. Graham is from a sheep and beef farm near Raetihi. He has a Master of Forestry Science from Canterbury and has had 48 years’ experience in forestry science at Scion, particularly in forest management systems, economics, wood supply chain, and land use.

He runs a forestry consultancy business. At home he has a wife and two children, a small farm and forestry blocks. Throughout his career in forestry, Graham has been passionate about the role small scale forestry can play. For the past three years he has been instrumental in the BOP Forest and Wood Action Group and has helped to establish the CNI Wood Council and is currently on the Committee.

Since May 2019 he has been a member of the Farm Forestry National Executive and is a strong advocate for technology transfer.

Source: FOA E-news, FFA
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