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Australian Wool Industry Medal Recipients Announced

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The Federation of Australian Wool Organisations Inc. (FAWO) has announced the 2018 recipients of the Australian Wool Industry Medal. The Medal recognises men and women who have made an exceptional and sustained contribution to the Australian wool industry.


The recipients are: Mr Tom Ashby SA, Ms Stephanie Brooker-Jones SA, Mr Trevor James SA,

Mr Jim Marler NSW, Mr David Rowbottom VIC.


Mr David Michell, FAWO Chairman, made the presentation at the AWIS Wool Industry Dinner, a highlight of the Annual Wool Week calendar. Mr Michell congratulated the recipients on being nominated and their achievements and thanked them for their contribution to the Australian wool industry.


Mr Michell said “These men and women have made and continue to make a significant contribution to Australia’s wool industry. The diversity and range of their backgrounds and experience identifies that their contribution goes beyond the wool industry. This year’s recipients have come from a number of wool industry sectors including farming, broking, metrology and science and include various services such as education, mentoring and breeding sectors. They are leaders within their immediate sectors, however, their influence is much greater impacting regional communities and internationally. They are worthy of the recognition of their peers and I congratulate them all on receiving the Australian Wool Industry Medal in recognition of their service and contribution”.


“The Australian wool industry is enjoying sustained high prices over the past 2 years and it is a privilege to be able to present these awards and remind ourselves that a community of support and recognition is a healthy way to ensure that the Australian wool industry creates a positive image that is attractive to the next generation.”


“Tonight is a celebration of the contributions of these outstanding people to this iconic Australian industry. With wool prices at record levels and optimism for both wool and sheep at a high level we are also mindful of the difficult environment that many wool producers are facing at this time.”


Source: Federation of Australian Wool Organisations Inc. (FAWO)

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