New SRA Adoption Officers ready to work with sugarcane growers and millers Sugar Research Australia (SRA) has announced the appointment of two new Adoption Officers to work with growers, millers, and a range of industry organisations and representatives to help sugarcane growers and millers improve productivity and profitability outcomes.
SRA has appointed new Adoption Officers Mr Matthew Reynolds in Mackay, and Mr Andres Jaramillo in the Burdekin.
Both Mr Reynolds and Mr Jaramillo will work closely with SRA investors and stakeholders in their respective regions, and across the industry. They fill existing roles in the SRA Adoption Group, and in their positions they will work with local industry to see the adoption of SRA research, as well as providing feedback to SRA to ensure its research is targeted and relevant.
SRA Leader of the Adoption Group, Mr James Ogden-Brown, said that the Adoption Group was an important public face of SRA and a conduit of information between the local industry and SRA research.
“Both Mr Reynolds and Mr Jaramillo will be involved at a number of regional activities and events over the coming months where you will have an opportunity to meet them, and they are looking forward to working with local growers and millers in these important production regions of Mackay and the Burdekin,” Mr Ogden-Brown said.
Mr Reynolds is working with Adoption Officers Mr Phil Ross and Mr Jarrod Sartor in Mackay. He has considerable science and extension experience and was previously a dairy extension officer with the Victorian state government in Warrnambool, Victoria.
Mr Andres Jaramillo is working with Adoption Officer Ms Belinda Billing in the Burdekin. He has considerable experience in research, extension, and agricultural and irrigation engineering, which will be crucial in the important irrigated production region of the Burdekin.
Source – SRA
SRA Manager Communications Brad Pfeffer 0419 175 815