Stan Walsh

His early work at Warwick involved the establishment of sown pastures and forage crops on the traprock country to develop the dairying industry.

The contribution of Stan Walsh to the rapid expansion of grain cropping from the mid-1960s is now legendary. Throughout his professional career, Stan Walsh was a prolific writer of technical and extension material, with over 45 publications and articles to his credit.

Following. his retirement from the Queensland Department of Primary Industries in  1980,  he spent four years in Fiji as manager of a farm mechanisation development project funded by the Australian International Development Assistance Bureau (then Australian Development Assistance Bureau). This project was centred on crop development of grain sorghum, maize, pigeon pea, mungbean and rice.

On his return to Warwick in late 1984, he established a family watchmaking and jewellery business. However, he has maintained his involvement in agricultural consultancies. During 1987-88 he spent some time reviewing and investigating grain production in Papua New Guinea.

In 1985, Stan Walsh was elected to his most important civic position, Mayor of Warwick. He was re-elected (unopposed) in 1988.


Gatton Gold Medal


Diploma in Agriculture