Steven has been involved in the sugar industry for most of his life. Born into cane farming, Steven completed a Fitter & Turner trade at Babinda Mill in the mid 1990’s and then commenced working full time on the family farms. Working in all aspects of farming operations, from operating and managing the harvester crew, operating the many farming tractors and implements, to driving trucks and delivering fertiliser to various growers throughout the region, Steven has watched the industry evolve over recent times and implemented Best Practice Management throughout all farming operations. Steven is a Director of the Cairns Regional Canegrowers and Innisfail Babinda Cane Productivity Services of which he is also Chair. Steven is also actively involved with SRA, Young Farmers, and works closely with Green Collar Project, Terrain NRM and MSF Project Uplift teams to continuously improve his farming practices.