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TAS Country : January 13th 2011
8 Tasmanian Country Friday, January 14, 2011 Opinion Honoured East Sassafras farmer Ian Young, who has just received life membership of TFGA Vegetable Council, is as deserving a recipient as you could ever hope to find IAN Young, who farms a 220ha vegetable and livestock property with his wife Lesley, son Matthew and daughter-in-law Ruth, has been a member of the TFGA Vegetable Council since 1983. He is one of only seven Tasmanian vegetable farmers to have been made a life member of the council. Ian has held various positions with the association, including council chairman and TFGA executive member. In 2007, he received the AusVeg Chairman's Award. Ian Young is the sort of man who, if he says he is going to do something, will move heaven and earth to make sure it happens. He has always been a gentleman, even when people around him have been far from pleasant. Ian was born and raised on Bruny Island, where his family had a cattle and sheep farm. As a young man he bought a bulldozer, which was used to clean up the family property and contracted out to other farmers on the island. He has a great love of the place and told me how the island once had a thriving timber industry and even had a timber tramline before roads were built. In Ian's early days, timber was Bruny's major industry, and the local school had
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