Dairy Australia members elected three board directors at the organisation's 2021 annual general meeting held online on Tuesday.
Simone Jolliffe was elected as a milk producer director and Russell Abotomey was elected as a director with dairy supply chain and product promotion skills.
Current chair James Mann was re-elected as a milk producer director and was re-elected as chair at a board meeting following the AGM.
Mr Mann addressed the online meeting from the DairySA office at Mount Gambier, SA, and congratulated the new directors on their appointments.
"They both bring significant farming and business expertise which will assist Dairy Australia to continue to deliver for farmers and the dairy industry," he said.
Graeme Nicoll and David Lord retired from the board.
"Both have made an exceptional contribution to our organisation," Mr Mann said.
Members also voted on a number of special resolutions to modify Dairy Australia's constitution.
These are designed to enable increased attendance at future meetings, including allowing future meetings to be conducted virtually and permitting direct voting so that members can participate in decision making at general meetings.
Other changes relate to enabling Dairy Australia to provide electronic notices to members, simplifying majority voting for candidate elections and the ability for the board to appoint a returning officer to oversee elections.
Mr Mann told the meeting commodity prices and seasons had aligned to increase farm profitability across the country.
"It's a great time to be a farmer, but it's a particularly great time to be a dairy farmer," he said.
He also spoke about the opportunity for dairy farmers to make additional income from non-production activities such as carbon farming.
Dairy Australia would play a role in this in working out the opportunities and systems needed to support it, he said.
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