Charles Sturt University Emeritus Professor Jim Pratley was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in an official ceremony at Government House in Sydney but we couldn’t let the occasion pass without raising a toast of our own.
Farmers, politicians, former students and colleagues came together in May to recognise Professor Pratley's award and his service to agricultural science through roles as an educator, researcher and advisor.
Dr John Angus, Stockinbingal, PhD student Jhoana Opena, Dr Hanwen Wu NSW DPI, Dr Andrew Sanger Director Invasive Plants and Animals NSW DPI and Chairman of the Graham Centre Board
Marion Pratley, Helen Willett and former Charles Sturt Chancellor Lawrie Willett 'Currawang' near Goulburn, Professor Deirdre Lemerle
Charles Sturt Director of Research Associate Professor Jason White, Graham Centre Director Associate Professor Marta Hernandez-Jover, Associate Professor Bruce Allworth,Mr Scott Hansen Director General NSW DPI
Gordon Murray, Wagga Mayor Greg Conkey, AgriFutures Australia Chair Kay Hull, Emeritus Professor Ted Wolfe.