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The Australian Hemp Council is a seven-member national peak body made up of a single representative from the local industrial hemp association within each of our nation’s six states and the Northern Territory.
Mick Andersen is the founder and owner of Good Country Hemp Pty. Ltd, a hemp foods processing facility based in Bordertown, South Australia. Good Country Hemp contract hemp growers directly, primarily in SA, and have processing lines for cold pressed hemp seed oil and hulled hemp seed, marketed online and through supermarket and health food stores.They also supply bulk hemp food products.
A qualified agricultural engineer, Mick started in the hemp industry in early 2018 after running an agricultural shed construction business for 25 years.
In 2019 Mick visited France and Germany looking at hemp crop varieties and seed processing equipment, and has travelled extensively worldwide and in Australia through previous agricultural roles.
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President | iHemp Victoria
Andrew Philip | NT Farmers Federation
President | Queensland Hemp Council
Tim is president of the Australian Hemp Council. He has been farming in Tasmania for the last 20 years and in 2003 the family purchased Woodlands a 350ha farm near Deloraine in Northern Tasmania. Primarily a beef trading and dairy agistment farm they also grow potatoes and hemp.
In 2016 Tim became president of the Tasmanian Hemp Association and has since advocated for the Tasmanian hemp industry.
Tim also sits on the TFGA Meat Council, is a longstanding chairman of the Deloraine Landcare Group, past chairman of the Meander Valley Council NRM committee and committee member of the Meander Valley Water Users.
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Gail Stubber is the Executive Officer of the WA Hemp Growers’ Co-op which she and six other farmers started in 2018. She lives on a small multiuse farm of 40 ha in the South West of WA. She is presently running sheep, growing fingerlimes and hemp.
She is also a board member of the IHemp Assoc. of WA and has been since 2017 when she decided to move into hemp growing. It was a decision to learn as much about hemp as possible from an organisation that informs the public about all things hemp.
Even though this is a new enterprise, after being an Expat for 16 years, Gail is passionate about getting farmers a good deal on this new crop and helping build an industry for all.
email Gail Stubber
Jaimie Milling is a fourth-generation farmer who has been in the agriculture industry all his life.
He has a Farm Business Management Degree and for 35-years he has owned and managed large broad acre mixed farm operations across NSW. Jaimie also has extensive experience in the agriculture industry both domestically and internationally, having worked in Africa, UK and Europe, as well as in Queensland and the Northern Territory.
He is the co-founder of Canna Hemp Care Pty Ltd, one of the larger hemp growers in NSW, with commercial crops of 20-to-200 hectares. They have strong existing relationships with hemp food and Fibre processors and markets both nationally and overseas, and heavily involved in hemp fibre crop growing, marketing and processing.
email Jaimie Milling