Wayne Johnston has stepped down as the president of the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association.
Mr Johnston has held the position for the past six years and announced he would be leaving the board completely.
"I have served my time on the board. I have been on the board for 10 years, and I think it's time for someone else to step up," he said.
"It has been an honour and a privilege to serve the Tasmanian agricultural community.
Hi All,— Wayne Johnston (@TFGA_President) March 27, 2019
Just letting you know that I have stepped down as President and Board member of Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association.
Thanks or your support.
"I have given a fair bit to Tasmanian agriculture... It has been good, and I really enjoyed my time, and I'm leaving it in a great position financially. I'm proud of what I have achieved at the TFGA."
He said leaving the TFGA will send him in a different direction, which will allow him to focus more on his role as mayor of the Meander Valley Council.
The elections were held on Wednesday morning.
Past vice-chair Marcus McShane, who runs a mixed farming operation in the Midlands, was elected the new president. Ian Sauer was voted in as the new vice chair.
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