John Dalton appointed President of Irish Seed Trade Association

John Dalton of Daltons (Chancellors Mills), Kilkenny has been appointed as the new President of the Irish Seed Trade Association following a recent AGM. John will serve a two-year term as ISTA President, and takes over from Tom Bryan of Boortmalt in Athy, Co.Kildare.

Managing Director of John Dalton & Sons Ltd, Chancellors Mills for over 25 years, John is a former president of Irish Grain and Feed Association (IGFA) and a current committee member. John is also a board member of the Cereal Association of Ireland.

John is keen to promote the important role of ISTA for the gain of tillage farmers and growers throughout the country. ‘In representing the commercial organisations within the seed industry, we are ensuring that the best varieties and standards are adhered to for the good of Irish tillage farmers. We strongly promote the use of only Certified Seed varieties, as this ensures Irish growers are using the best possible varieties for commercial gain while maintaining the integrity of our Industry’.

Tom Bryan will serve as outgoing Vice-President, along with the new incoming vice-president Jim Gibbons of Germinal Seeds from Horse & Jockey, Co. Tipperary.