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Meet the Team

Kellyanne Harris

 

 

 

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Program Manager, Grains Industry Networks, Agriculture Victoria, Bendigo, Victoria.

Kellyanne has a Bachelor of Agriculture Science (Honours), Masters of Agribusiness with 19 years of D&E experience. Kellyanne mentors and supervises staff whilst overseeing the management of several GRDC funded grains industry programs including GRDC Communities – Field Crop Diseases, GRDC GrowNotes™ Alert, & the Winter Crop Summary. Kellyanne managed the LandLearn and DPI Young Scientists Programs in the former DPI (now DJPR). Kellyanne has sat on selection committees for the Young Farmers Scholarship Program and was the Departmental representative on the 2011 Enquiry into agricultural education and training in Victoria & the 2012 Inquiry into the Capacity of the Farming Sector to Attract and Retain Young Farmers and Respond to an Ageing Workforce (the young farmers inquiry). Prior to her current roles, Kellyanne worked extensively in the red meat industry as an extension officer with the supply chain and in industry development roles throughout Victoria and nationally.

Jodie Harrison

 

 

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Senior Knowledge Broker – Online Services, Agriculture Victoria, Mildura, Victoria.

Jodie has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Management) and 17 years of D&E experience. Jodie is currently is involved with various projects including managing the GRDC Communities – Field Crop Diseases Community of Practice and GrowNotesTM Alert. Prior to her current roles, Jodie worked extensively in both Grain & Sheep industries as an extension officer in sustainable dryland management & facilitator in farm planning throughout Victoria.

Rebecca Mitchell

 

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Land Management Extension Officer and Knowledge Broker – Online Services, Agriculture Victoria, Bendigo Victoria. 

Rebecca has a Bachelor of Agriculture Science and a Master’s of Agricultural Science, with 6 years of experience working in the agricultural industry. Rebecca’s main expertise has been in R, D & E for soil, however, for the past 18 months has been working in online extension and supporting the GRDC Communities – Field Crop Diseases Community of Practice. Rebecca works alongside experts in their fields to develop online content for the community, as well as investigating how its online presence is tracking and can be improved.  

Sarah Brown

 

 

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Knowledge Broker – Online Services, Grains Industry Networks, Agriculture Victoria, Bendigo, Victoria.

Sarah graduated from a Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management in 2018 from Charles Sturt University. She joined the Grains Industry Networks team after a short stint of work placement at the beginning of 2018. Since joining the team Sarah has been working on projects such as the GRDC Communities – Field Crop Diseases webpage and social media accounts, providing a support role for GrowNotes™ Alert, as well as helping to deliver the Crop Disease Identification and Management in Victoria book. She has also developed a farm business eLearning module and has been supporting the Community of Practice for the Agriculture Victoria Young Farmer Business Network.

Jo Chong Wah

 

 

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Knowledge Broker – Online Services, Agriculture Victoria, Melbourne CBD, Victoria.

Jo has a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and 14 years’ experience working in the agriculture and natural resource management sectors. With a keen interest in online communications and research and development, she is the newest member of the Grains Industry Networks team – having joined in December 2018. Jo is currently developing content for the GRDC Communities – Field Crop Diseases Community of Practice and Young Farmer Business Network projects and overseeing the GrowNotes™ Alert system and social media accounts. Prior to her current role, Jo worked for eight years on a statewide Land Health project, using extension to address land management issues in dryland sustainable agriculture.