Ralph Cotter

Ralph is the Regional Leader for Barwon South West with Agriculture Victoria. He works collaboratively with regional stakeholders to promote agriculture, uphold biosecurity and stimulate economic development.

Ralph grew up in Canada and studied Biology at the University of Calgary. He has a strong interest in ecology and natural systems. When he arrived in Australia he was impressed with the Landcare movement and began working for the Victorian Government on a large river revegetation project, in partnership with Landcare. Working with farmers on their revegetation projects stimulated his interest in agriculture and food production. This interest has only grown over the past 20 years and Ralph believes that the opportunities for agriculture in Victoria’s south west are limitless.