CFK Director, Prof. Holger Meinke appointed Director of the Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research
Posted by MarkEffective January 2011, CFK Director Professor Holger Meinke, an international climate and agricultural systems scientist from The Netherlands, and formerly with the Queensland Department of Primary Industries, was appointed as the new Director of the Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research and the new Head of the UTAS School of Agricultural Science, University of Tasmania, Australia.
University of Tasmania's Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor David Rich said that the appointment of Professor Holger Meinke would be a boon for the University and the state. "It is an important appointment because of the value of agriculture and agricultural research to the Tasmanian economy". "Professor Meinke will bring an international perspective to both TIAR, that has approximately $14 million in more than 200 funded projects under way, and the School of Agricultural Science, that is guiding the education and research skills of the next generation of researchers," he said.
The Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Mr Bryan Green, said the appointment of Professor Meinke would continue the invaluable work of TIAR as a vital joint venture between the University and the state government. Professor Meinke came from Wageningen University and Research Centre in the Netherlands where he was the Head of the Centre for Crop Systems Analysis. Prior to this role he worked for more than 20 years in Australia in primary industries research in Queensland and Victoria.
More about Prof. Holger Meinke's globally distinguished research and development leadership roles, please visit: http://www.utas.edu.au/agricultural-science/people/holger-meinke