New horizons for perennial pasture man Sam Wright

You might have heard on the grapevine that local ag legend Sam Wright, Valley Seeds’ Eastern Victorian Business Manager is hanging up his company jacket and retiring this month.

An amiable fixture at farmer days and regional events, Sam joined turf and pasture seed producers Valley Seeds in 2006 bringing a wealth of local knowledge and ag experience to the business. His kind and steady hand supported Valley Seeds’ 2021 change of management and a major capital investment into their portfolio and R&D program.

Sam has been a key player in Valley Seeds’ mission to help growers across eastern Victoria increase their pasture yield and productivity, a job he has never tired of. He says “one of the best parts of working for Valley Seeds has been meeting the amazing array of various talented people along the way. It has been quite a journey.”

Stepping into Sam’s considerable boots is Tariq Gerardi, the newest member of Valley’s sales team. A passionate angler and pasture man, Tariq is splitting his time between sales and Technical Development where he’s been a pivotal member of the R&D team since joining Valley Seeds earlier this year.

Thank you for all your hard work and commitment to our region Sam. Your friends and customers across our beautiful part of Australia wish you and Margie every happiness in your new adventure together.

If you have any Valley Seeds product enquiries or would like to meet Tariq you can reach him on 0466 687 808.