The former director of Rangelands Australia and a past President of the Australian Rangeland Society, John Taylor, has been appointed Chair of the North Australia Beef Research Council.  NABRC provides leadership and advice to organizations who invest in or undertake beef cattle-related Research, Development and Extension/Adoption (RD&E/A) in Queensland, the Northern Territory and the Pilbara and Kimberley regions of Western Australia.  More information about NABRC is available at

Also, members of the Society of Range Management recently voted John onto the SRM’s Board of Directors.  He takes up this 3 year appointment in February 2021.  John aims to strengthen the links between the ARS and SRM, and facilitate greater interactions among Australian and American researchers, advisors and educators.  Further details about the SRM can be found at

We look forward to updates from John in future newsletters!