Bruce was born in the North East Wheatbelt. His aspirations as a board member of Wheatbelt NRM are to bring natural resources into the commercial reality of the Avon River Basin. As a famer, he lives between the hard facts of modern technology in agriculture and the declining natural environment. Finding ways to combine the two is the main challenge he sees ahead. Bruce believes that Wheatbelt NRM is the best vehicle to take this message to the community, and would like to see tree crops, fodder shrubs, shelter belts, and biodiversity become integral and viable components of modern agriculture systems in our area.
Richard is a passionate resident of the Wheatbelt and has spent all of his professional Australian career working within it, as well as being actively involved in a family farming operation in Mukinbudin. Through his research and agronomy work with Living Farm, he travels extensively throughout the Wheatbelt and assists in the development of sustainable agriculture. With a Bachelor of Science majoring in Natural Resource Management (UWA) and an honours degree from the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative, Richard brings an intimate commercial knowledge of Resource and Development costings and methodology. He has a strong interest in ensuring that projects are conducted to the highest possible scientific standards, and that they are run within timeframes and budgets.