Vibrant Wheatbelt Collective
PO Box 8
Cunderdin WA 6407
Karen Smith is a mixed enterprise farmer and experienced project management professional in program design, monitoring & evaluation frameworks, strategic planning and implementation and various support roles in building capacity within groups. Employment through the public sector, not-for-profit and private sector has provided Karen with over 20 years experience in project management, training, M&E, and data management processes across civil engineering, natural resource management, tertiary education and agricultural industries.
Being part of a farm partnership for more than 20 years, Karen has a good working knowledge of farm business and the challenges and opportunities of providing extension programs within rural Australia. Karen’s passion is working within the sheep industry, but also promoting a ‘systems view’ in adaptive management for rural and regional businesses and communities. Personal interests within the agricultural industry include agtech, ‘big data’ analysis, sheep genetics, building and coding IoT networks and good governance.
Karen has a Bachelor of Agribusiness (Marketing) with Honours, Cert IV in Project Management, Cert IV in Training and Assessment and has become an AICD Company Directors course graduate.