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Mr Duncan Young

Western Region Director

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Duncan is a fourth generation farmer producing cereal and pulse crops in Western Australia’s wheatbelt.

After graduating from Curtin University with an honours degree in science almost 30 years ago, he returned to the family farm in the Avon Valley, east of Perth. Since then Duncan has transformed the enterprise from a mixed farming operation producing wool and crops to 100 per cent cropping across more than 3600 hectares.

An early adopter of technology, Duncan was a fierce advocate in the early to mid-2000s of the campaign to allow growers access to genetically modified canola in Western Australia. He’s also a strong supporter of research, development and extension, hosting more than 25ha of trials on his farms each year.

Duncan has been a member of the WA Farmers Grains Council since 2006, was vice president for four years and president from 2015 to 2020, as well as chairing the WA Farmers Transport Committee in 2018 and 2019.
He was a member of the GPA Advisory Council (2015-2020) and the GIWA Standards Review Committee (2016-2021).

Duncan has been on the Muresk Advisory Board since 2018 and became a WA Farmers board member in 2021.

He has won several awards, including the sustainability category of the Syngenta Growth Awards in 2017, and in 2022 was presented with a Distinguished Service Award at the 2022 WA Farmers grains and livestock conference in Muresk.

GPA Board Roles

Farming Location: Beverley and York, Western Australia.

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