Committee

Deb McLucas

President

Deb McLucas

Deb and her husband Rob Bauman, along with their three young girls own and operate Freckle Farm; an innovative farming venture supplying free range, pasture grown eggs, pork and beef to local customers in the Mackay region.

Deb and Rob have a vision for a sustainable local food producti

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Glenys Mansfield

Chair of Events Committee

Glenys Mansfield

Glenys and her husband Graham are passionate about promoting Mackay Region’s fresh local produce.

Their roots in the land run deep through their farming and business interests as well as community contributions. Mansfield Park is a successful free-range beef and pork farm and at one ti

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Wendy King

Treasurer

Wendy King

Wendy supports her partner Paul Marsh in the running of their family owned and operated commercial beekeeping business, Bee2U, based on the Sarina Range.

They produce quality natural honey and are passionate about promoting the importance of the Australian honeybee industry to pollinat

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Trudie Bishop

Secretary

Trudie Bishop

Trudie is the owner and Chief of Foodspiration at The Family Table and The Garden Tea House, with both food businesses focusing on featuring local produce throughout their meals, cooking classes and catering.

Trudie is a talented home cook who is currently studying her Diploma of Comme

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Alexes Marshman

Member

Alexes Marshman

Alexes lives with her husband Phil and their three children on small block of land near Sarina where they farm goats and grow a vast Permaculture designed food forest.

Alexes grew up on a cattle station where she developed a deep love for farming and observing the beauty of the land. Sh

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Melita Jurgens

Member

Melita Jurgens

Melita and her husband Jamie Jurgens own and operate Vee Jay’s Tomatoes in Bowen, Queensland. They have a son and a daughter who are also interested in careers in the farming industry.

Melita and Jamie are Reef Guardian farmers that believe in growing food in a sustainable manner to pre

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Shontae Moran

Member

Shontae Moran

Shontae is one part of a family team that includes her husband Brendan and Dad in Law, Dan. Together they run a grazing operation north of Clermont at Double D, a block that was drawn by Dan and his late wife Denise in one of the last few Brigalow Block Ballots in 1974.

Dan and Denise c

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Steve Schmidt

Member

Steve Schmidt

Steve’s background started on a very successful dairy farm on the Darling Downs. Steve’s grandfather cleared the land and established the dairy farm and upon his grandfather’s death his father took over the farm. After leaving the farm Steve worked in the private and government sectors. Eventu

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