Mr Tim Pilkington
Tim was nominated for the Award by business acquaintance James McKeefry, State Manager at the
An Agronomist with Elders and President of the Vic No Till Farmers Association (VNTFA), Tim
dedicates his time and utilises his knowledge and passion for agriculture to drive innovation and
profitability in farming enterprises. He has mentored and supported younger Agronomists coming
through the industry, set up focus groups within the local Elders branches and volunteered his time to
contribute to the industry and support local community and agricultural student groups.
Tim volunteers his time to lead the VNTFA, a farmer based group and has ensured its continuance
through developing governance and structures to be certain of success. His leadership skills have
reinvigorated the group to ensure it remains relevant for long term members and advanced farmers as
well as those starting their no till journey.
Tim’s passion, knowledge and understanding of agriculture is key to his success, always looking to
expand his knowledge base and empower others to do the same and see agriculture in Australia grow
The selection panel described Tim as “someone with great potential and who is a good promotion for