Chairman of the Board, S&W Seed Company
Mr. Harvey was appointed Chairman of the Board in December 2014, after having served as Vice Chairman since April 2013. In addition to his duties as Chairman, he actively supports our sales and marketing efforts. Mr. Harvey has more than 35 years of experience in production processing and marketing of seed to many parts of the world, particularly branded alfalfa and clover. Mr. Harvey managed a 10,000-acre family farm producing seed, wheat and pulse crops, along with wool and beef, from 1976 until 1996 when the company he founded, Paramount Seeds, was sold to Elders Ltd. While with Elders, he was manager of their national and international seed business from 1996 until 2001. In 2002, he was a founding partner of S&W Seed Company Australia Pty Ltd (f/k/a Seed Genetics International Pty Ltd, “S&W Australia”), where he focused primarily on marketing and distribution. Mr. Harvey is currently an investor in and the vice chairman of Duxton Broad Acre Farms, a publicly traded 60,000 acre farming and ranching operation based in Australia listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. Mr. Harvey has served as a member of the board of directors of Duxton Broad Acres Farms since September 2018. Mr. Harvey was educated at Cunderdin Agricultural College in West Australia. Mr. Harvey brings extensive experience in the seed industry to the Board, which contributes valuable business expertise.