Charlie Prell is a fourth generation family farmer from Crookwell in NSW. He is passionate about farming and has expanded this passion to include wind farms. Since the construction of the Crookwell I wind farm next to his family property in 1998, Charlie has been aware of the potential to erect turbines on his own farm. He is a committed member of the Crookwell community and actively contributes to many local causes. Charlie has been championing wind farms and the potential benefits they can bring to regional communities for many years. He strongly endorses moves towards a benefit sharing planning and development model for wind farms. Working for AWA has allowed Charlie to combine his passions for wind farms and agriculture.