At the end of last year, Hyden farmer Geoffrey Marshall, retired from farming and the WANTFA board. Geoffrey and his wife Vivienne have been a monumental part of WANTFA’s institution and longevity, from the early ‘hay days’ of a vibrant community of farmers with common goals to the constantly evolving and diverse group of scientists and farmers that it is today. Geoffrey joined the board in 1992, he was president for two years and always had enormous respect for soil, biodiversity and sustainability. WANTFA Executive Director Dr David Minkey said Geoffrey was a passionate and forward thinking farmer who brought a lot of knowledge and drive to the board. ‘Geoffrey Marshall has been leading by example for 25 years of conservation farming, he has taught me a lot and has helped mentor many young farmers,’ David said. ‘On behalf of Wantfa’s members, Board and staff we thank you for your outstanding service.’ For more on this story, see the next edition of WANTFA’s members only magazine, New Frontiers in Agriculture.