Ms Staley joins the team after extensive experience working for the Grains Research and Development Corporation, (GRDC), the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) and international logistics German firm, DB Schenker.
“We are thrilled to have Ms Staley on board as she brings a wealth of industry experience to AgriFutures,” said Mr Smith.
“At GRDC, Ms Staley worked as a Project Manager, Plant Health which involved broad acre cropping and crop protection and her projects predominately focused on weed and pest control.”
Mr Smith added: “At the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF), Ms Staley’s work as a Livestock Project Manager saw her lead a state-wide extension project, delivering animal health, welfare and biosecurity information to livestock producers.”
Ms Staley said she was looking forward to working across different industries and managing programs which cover all aspects of research, development and extension for the rice, export fodder and ginger industries.
“One of the things I am most looking forward to, is connecting primary producers with research outcomes so they can enhance their farming systems,” said Ms Staley.