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COUNTRYMAN | WA farm leaders pay tribute to late Pingelly grower Ray Marshall’s ‘unwavering commitment’ to grains industry

Tributes are flowing for Pingelly farmer Ray Marshall, who is being remembered as “one of the most influential figures” of WA’s grains industry following his death on March 8.

“Incredible”, “selfless”, “legend” and “stalwart” are just a few of the words Mr Marshall’s friends and fellow industry leaders have used to describe him this week.

A founding member and former president of the WA Grains Group (WAGG), he held many important roles during a career spanning decades.

“His tireless dedication and unwavering commitment have left an indelible mark on the landscape of agriculture in our State,” WAGG chair Alastair Falconer said.

As a Grain Producers Australia (GPA) director, he used his experience in research-related policy development and the development of the national grains research strategy to guide and support the organisation.

GPA chair Barry Large said Mr Marshall was “a true champion and character” who would be missed by many.

“Ray was a determined farm leader who contributed an enormous amount of his own time, resources and energy to benefit others — especially growers,” Mr Large said.


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