Cotton Seed Distributors shaping young futures with six new appointments

03 July, 2019


Jack Kinstler, Jesse Nancarrow and Mayah Bourke-Tindal

The next generation of agricultural professionals have kick started their careers at Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD), with six junior staff commencing new roles in the company in the first half of 2019.

“Despite the current drought and social challenges, we foresee a strong future for the Australian cotton industry with new irrigation and dryland areas opening up every season”, said CSD Managing Director, Peter Graham.

“As Australia’s sole supplier of cotton planting seed, CSD is committed to ensuring the future of our industry, and investing in quality staff is part of our strategy to support and drive the industry forward.”

“We carefully considered the long term needs of our company and decided that hiring high school and university graduates who display drive and potential, was a smart business decision. We’re also proud to be offering solid career opportunities within our local communities of Narrabri and Wee Waa.”

Originally from Hay, NSW, Angus Marshall has joined CSD’s Extension and Development (E&D) team as a Junior Agronomist, servicing Northern NSW. Angus’ role at CSD is to support the extensive agronomic and disease trial program at CSD’s seed production and research facilities, CSD Farms, working closely with the farming team and other more senior E&D agronomists.

A Narrabri local, Mayah Bourke-Tindal joins CSD’s Quality & Research team as a Laboratory Assistant after gaining experience as a casual lab employee during the 2018 season. Mayah’s role will provide valuable support across a range of research projects both within the laboratory and at CSD Farms. In particular, she is focussing on seedling vigour research and germination testing of seed to ensure that it meets the international industry standards.

Jack Kinstler has joined the CSD Farming Team as a Junior Farming Assistant, assisting with the production of seed increase crops and the extensive research trial program at CSD Farms. A Wee Waa local, Jack comes to CSD after working as an apprentice mechanic for a number of years.

CSD’s Seed Production team have two new apprentices this year, with Dylan Dixon from Wee Waa joining the company as an apprentice fabricator, and Tobin Hill from Narrabri commencing an electrical apprenticeship.

Lara Schmiede from Narrabri is the new ‘face of CSD’, as the receptionist at CSD’s head office, providing support to the administration and finance teams.

With operations based in Wee Waa, NSW and Dalby, QLD, CSD’s primary objective is to deliver locally adapted, high yielding and high quality cotton varieties supported by strong extension activities to help growers extract the best value from these varieties.