Two new adoption officers have been appointed by Sugar Research Australia (SRA) to help make the industry more productive and profitable.
Matthew Reynolds in Mackay and Andres Jaramillo in the Burdekin will work with growers, millers, and a range of industry organisations and representatives to assist both growers and millers.
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.
Adoption group leader James Ogden-Brown said the 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 Phil Ross and Jarrod Sartor in Mackay. He has considerable science and extension experience and was previously a dairy extension officer based at Warrnambool with the Victorian Government.
Mr Jaramillo is working with adoption officer 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 – North Queensland Register