Growing up in regional Queensland, Emma Moss dreamed of ‘going north’ after school and working on a remote cattle station. That dream came true when she drove more than 5,000 kilometers to start work on Nerrima Station in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
“I’d never been to a big station before and I was definitely nervous but within two weeks I just loved it!,” said Emma.
What was meant to be a one year experience soon turned into two on the station and now Emma calls the region her permanent home.
As a 2020 AgriFutures Horizon Scholar, Emma is studying a Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture and a Bachelor of Agricultural Science through the University of Queensland while working for WA’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development in Broome. Her passion is the Northern beef industry and developing grazing systems and irrigation that can work effectively in the Kimberley. For 2021 she’s planning to get her fixed-wing plane licence to make it even easier to get to the cattle stations she visits every chance she gets.
“Working in agriculture really lights me up! There are so many amazing minds in this industry, including so many who don’t come from a family farming background. I’m all for diversity in every aspect of agriculture and working with experts from science, technology, business and so much more is exciting.”