THE VFF election road show will roll into Warragul this week as the first in a series of three forums will give candidates the chance to make their pitch for the top jobs.
The roles of president and vice president are up for grabs, with two candidates contesting each position.
All four candidates will share the stage for the first time at the West Gippsland Arts Centre on Thursday, June 30 where they will have the opportunity to convince VFF members that they should be the next ones to lead the farmer organisation.
Mirboo North’s Emma Germano, a vegetable grower, is a candidate for the vice presidency.
David Jochinke and Wade Northausen are contesting for president, while Brett Hosking is running against Miss Germano.
“We need to give each candidate space to explain to our membership how they would fight for agriculture and how they would represent country Victoria,” VFF CEO Graeme Ford said.
“All of our candidates are passionate about getting positive outcomes for our regions, and anyone who wants to attend the forums can hear their views for the future of our industry and our organisation.”
The first forum will take place at the West Gippsland Arts Centre in Warragul on Thursday, June 30 from 7pm to 9.30pm.
Other sessions are being held in Hamilton and Wangaratta.
Successful candidates will be inaugurated at the annual VFF conference on Friday, July 22.