Tony York is a third generation farmer from the central Wheatbelt town of Tammin, where he farms more than 12,000ha of wheat, barley, canola, various legumes and a merino-based sheep flock with his brother Simon. He was educated at Hale School and graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1977 with a Bachelor of Commerce. Tony and his wife Donna have three adult children – Eve, Oscar and Issabella. Tony assumed the position of President at WAFarmers in February 2016, after previously holding the position of Senior Vice President and other various roles throughout the organisation over the years. He has been actively involved in hosting salinity research on his property, particularly in the field of perennial pastures on salt land, which is a significant land degradation issue in much of the Wheatbelt. This work has seen him involved with CSIRO, The University of Western Australia, the Department of Agriculture and Food, and industry research funds. He also has an interest in the Awassi sheep venture specialising in the Middle East live sheep trade.
Bio last updated 23 Feb 2016