AUSTRALIA’S sole supplier of cotton seed, Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) has celebrated 50 years of service to the Australian cotton industry with a gala dinner at its “Shenstone” cotton seed processing plant and laboratory near Wee Waa on April 5.
Founded in April 1967 by a group of cotton growers in the Namoi valley of north west New South Wales, CSD is one of a few independently owned and controlled cotton seed companies in the world today.
More than 300 guests, including past and present growers, staff and industry partners, gathered to mark the occasion and recognise those who have contributed to the sustained success of the company.
CSD managing director Peter Graham said the dinner was an opportunity to reflect on the achievements of the past half-century, and also to look to the future direction of the Australian cotton industry.
“This is our opportunity to thank the founders of CSD, our staff and our customers – the cotton growers,” Mr Graham said.
“CSD is, and has always been, a member-based and grower-focused company.
“In celebrating our 50th year of service to the Australian cotton industry, CSD has been able to thrive and grow both in Australia and internationally, while staying true to the vision and values on which the company was founded.”