Agronomist, Northern Australia
Cotton Growers Services (CGS)
Katherine NT 0850
I grew up on my family’s Merino and cattle grazing operation in Western QLD and graduated from the University of New England with a Bachelor of Rural Science (Hons). After university, I volunteered with Australian Volunteers International in Laos as an Agronomy Adviser, working with smallholder farmers and local stakeholders to promote the incorporation of tropical grass forages into rice-cattle farming systems.
I spent three years based in Darwin as the Industry Development Officer for the Northern Territory and Western Australia with the Australian Mango Industry Association where I promoted and extended best management practices, biosecurity information and eating quality standards. I have previously participated in the APEN mentoring scheme and have also completed a Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness through Marcus Oldham College.
I am now the Agronomist in the Northern Australia branch for Cotton Growers Services (CGS) where we supply and service a wide range of crops such as mangoes, melons, fodder and cotton in the NT and Kununurra. I am also involved in Women in Cotton (WinCott) and the Northern Australia Food Futures Conference.