AGRICULTURAL NEWS - Wilken said he would not be serving as president if he did not have a passion for agriculture, the FSA, and his fellow farmers.
“I’m going to open my heart this morning and speak to you as a farmer,” he said.
Wilken said that since taking over as president in October last year, he had attended several regional meetings and listened to what farmers were saying. He was concerned that they were losing faith in the organisation.
“They told me it felt as if they did not have a voice anymore and that we [FSA] were not hearing them,” he said, adding that this had to change.