The University of Adelaide Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony was held on 24th November 2017 at the National Wine Centre. The annual University of Adelaide Distinguished Alumni Awards, which started in 1991, recognizes graduates of the University of Adelaide whose accomplishments have had a significant impact on communities locally and globally.
The Centre for Global Food and Resources congratulates the Agribusiness Advisory Board Chair, John Crosby, who was named as one of the recipients of this award in 2017. This award is in recognition of John’s advocacy for farmers and the Australian farming industry. John is an innovative farmer and an active mentor for many aspiring producers, researchers and professionals in agribusiness.
John has had a long association with the University of Adelaide starting in 1968 when he enrolled in the Diploma of Agriculture at the Roseworthy Campus. In a career spanning more than four decades John has headed multiple agribusinesses and industry associations like Meat Authority in New South Wales and Elders.
John has been the Chair of GFAR Agribusiness Advisory Board since its inception in 2014. As the Chair of the Agribusiness Advisory Board, along with his guidance and leadership on various agribusiness issues John works closely with the Centre in ensuring that the program outcomes of the two postgraduate programs of GFAR align with the skill requirement of the ever demanding agribusiness sector in Australian and international markets.