Young Achiever Finalists

CLT Young Achiever of the Year, sponsored by Bayer CropScience


Ross Burnett

Cotton Grower
Emerald, Qld

Ross Burnett photoRoss is a self-starter who has demonstrated 10 years of commitment to the cotton industry as a grower and industry player in the Emerald region.  He is the dynamic past-president of the Central Highlands Cotton Growers Association and Irrigation Association and has grown his involvement in Cotton Australia more recently.  He is a strong positive role model for younger growers and will be an important part of the industry’s future.

Ryan Pratten


Muldoon Pratten Ag Consulting
Narromine, NSW 

Ryan Pratten PhotoRyan Pratten is an agronomist for Muldoon Pratten Ag Consulting in the Macquarie valley who is passionate about the industry and is continually seeking to improve local production.  He actively fosters young people into the cotton industry and is involved in expanding cotton into new areas, including the fledgling Forbes region.  As an agronomist he believes his job is about balancing profitable crops in the long term with environmental and water efficiency challenges.

Ben Dawson


B & W Rural

Narrabri, NSWBen Dawson Photo

Ben Dawson is an agronomist, managing the Collarenebri and Narrabri branches of B & W Rural Pty Ltd.  Ben is very passionate about cotton and has embraced the promotion of cotton in the Western regions wholeheartedly. He has been instrumental in making changes to important industry matters such as resistance auditing and expansion of the dryland cotton industry.

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