IFMA Council gains 5 new members

The following new members join Council following the General Meeting and Council Meetings held at the 15th Congress in Campinas, Brazil.

Brian Jacobsen – replaces Johannes Christensen as the representative for Scandinavia.  We are most grateful to Johannes for the support he has given IFMA over many years, and particularly for his help in the organisation of the 8th Congress in Copenhagen in 1991.  We welcome Brian to Council; he brings experience as a regular attender of IFMA Congresses and good contacts throughout Scandinavia.

Grace Evboumwan – is the Current President of the African Farm Management Association having been elected to the position at the 7th AFMA Congress held in Lagos, Nigeria.  She was co-opted onto the Council to represent west and central Africa.  Grace has attended several IFMA Congresses in the past. She holds an important position as a Director of Research at the Central Bank of Nigeria.

John Alliston – comes to Council with a wealth of experience in farm management both in practise and as an academic.  He has held several senior positions in relation to farm management and is currently Dean of the School of Agriculture at the Royal Agricultural College in the UK and is a Course Director of the Institute of Agricultural Management Leadership course.  He joins Council as President Elect.

Carroll Merry – will be leading the team that is organising the 17th IFMA Congress to be held in Bloomington/Normal, Illinois, USA in July 2009 and so joins Council to both represent the Congress and to develop contacts throughout the world.  We wish him great success in developing the congress program, and know that much has already been put in hand.  As well as running his own business, he is Executive Director of the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appriasers (a Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appriasers).

Mike Ogg – has been co-opted onto Council as representative of the African Farm Management Association Congress, the next one being due in October/November 2006.  Mike has extensive experience in consultancy in many parts of Africa, and lives in Swaziland.

There is more information about all Council Members on the IFMA Council Page.

Link to Council Page


Martin Bent – who was Chairman of the organising committee of the 14th IFMA Congress in Perth, Western Australia steps down from Council at the end of his period of office.  We are most grateful to Martin for the massive amount of work he put into the very successful 14th Congress, and also for having held the reins as Editor of the JIFM whilst we sought to bring the Journal “online”.

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