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Farewell to Ivan Mitchell

Ivan Mitchell, one of two agents who have been with BioAg for our entire journey since the company was founded in 1999, retired at the end of June. He leaves a number of long-term customers who have been with him, some for the entire 22-year period, and they are as sad as we are to see him go.

I first met Ivan back in 1994, soon after he started working with me as an agent. In the 27 years that we have worked together, neither can remember ever having exchanged a cross word. Ivan’s strength and integrity have always guided his conduct, one of the reasons he will be so sorely missed.

Now well into his 70s, Ivan can feel like his retirement has been well and truly earned. However, I suspect some of his customers will still seek his counsel when required, and good on them. Ivan’s knowledge and experience of managing soils, along with his ability to build biological and organic programs that produce exquisite outcomes for his customers and own farmlet, is the stuff of legend.

From all at BioAg, we wish Ivan and Coral a long, happy and peaceful retirement; well, until he gets bored and goes back to doing what he knows and does best.

Anton Barton

Ivan and Coral Mitchell holding flowers for Ivan's farewell