Today I rise to pay tribute to two icons of the agricultural industry from the south-west. Des Crowe, AM, was a livestock farmer from Codrington who was the first president of the Victorian Farmers Federation, after helping to establish the representative body in 1986. He also represented farmers nationally as the chairman of the Australian cattle council and the president of the Victorian Farmers and Graziers Association between 1982 and 1986. Many farmers in my electorate will have fond memories of Des, and my sympathies are extended to his family.
25 July 2018