MOUNT Barker’s Terry Enright has become the first farmer to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Agriculture from the University of Western Australia. UWA vice-chancellor, Professor Alan Robson, praised Dr Enright’s significant contributions to the university and agricultural research over 25 years. “Dr Enright has played a major role in the administration of agricultural policy in WA and the promotion of agronomy and has represented the interests of WA growers and state agricultural research institutions in the national research agenda,” Professor Robson said. “He was instrumental in establishing a chair of agronomy and a lecturer position in production agronomy and farming systems, in partnership with UWA.” As chairman of Albany Port Authority from 1993 to 2003, Dr Enright presided over the $15 million port expansion to accommodate the growing grain and woodchip industries. Dr Enright is a former chair of the Grains Research and Development Corporation where he supported international initiatives to conserve genetic resources and established strong links with the international agricultural sector. He is a board member of Agricultural Research Western Australia, chair of ATSE Crawford Fund WA Committee, and a commissioner on the Export Wheat Commission.