Mob: 0438 924 208
Nathan Craig hails from a family farm in Western Victoria where he spent the first seven years of his career as farm manager on their mixed enterprise (sheep and crop) farm. He has a strong background in annual and perennial pasture management, livestock production as well as the development of a cropping enterprise that worked synergistically with the pasture system. Nathan has recently completed a PhD at UWA on “Plant available nitrogen in monoculture wheat under long-term no tillage”
Mixed Farming Project Officer
Mob: 0457 064 777
Brianna grew up on a farm east of Ballidu where her family runs an intensive piggery, sheep and cropping program. She has a Bachelor in Agricultural Business Management with Charles Sturt University in Northam. Brianna is particularly interested in ways of incorporating sheep enterprise back into the farming industry to further develop the positive aspects of having livestock and cropping enterprises within a farming business.
Midlands Biosecurity Group Coordinator
Chris has worked in the Agricultural Industry professionally for 12 years. He was the Liebe Group R&D Co-ordinator and Executive Officer for eight years and has held roles in database development, safety management plan development, trial reporting and farm planning. In 2016, Chris was the WMG Acting Executive Officer, before re-joining the group as the R&D Co-ordinator in April 2018. Due to growing concerns around feral pest management in the region, the Midlands Biosecurity Group was developed in 2019 of which Chris is the Coordinator. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a Graduate Certificate in Business. Chris originally hails from Coorow and is still involved in the family mechanical business.
Mob: 0427 246 846
Charles Callaghan hails from a small country town located 35kms south of Wagga Wagga called Mangoplah in NSW where is his family are third generation producers. He studied at Charles Sturt University’s Wagga campus completing a Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management from 2016-2018 and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in 2019. Charles joined the WMG team in mid-March, taking on the role of Beef Officer for the BeefLinks Backgrounding project. The project aims to increase the gross value of the backgrounding industry in the Northern Agricultural region of WA through increasing the volume of cattle being backgrounded each year. He will be working closely with a range of producers and industry stakeholders performing data driven decision making, with the collaborative collection of data leading to a better characterisation of the backgrounding link in the beef supply chain.
Mob: 0417 921 424
Former Margaret River local, Kirra completed a Journalism Major (BA) at Curtin University in Perth in 2015. Kirra worked for an international property firm and an accounting agency where she gained extensive experience in office administration, marketing and public relations. Kirra moved to Dandaragan in early 2018 and is enjoying learning about and working within the agricultural industry.
Mob: 0428 391
Long-time local, Brinley’s family are fourth generation Moora farmers. Brinley studied music and became a music teacher as there were more than enough brothers to take on the family farm. Brinley worked in Local Government Administration for a few years in Dandaragan, then left the workforce to become a mum. After focusing on her two beautiful children as a stay at home mum, Brinley is now back in the workforce and enjoying being involved in the agricultural industry.
Tel: (08) 9651 4008
Fax: (08) 9651 4107
Nadine has more than 15 years of accounts and administration experience. She has a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping, is a member of the Australian Bookkeepers Association and a Registered BAS Agent.
Tracey is a freelance journalist, who previously worked for The West Australian, WA Business News and Financial Times publications. Tracey is based in Dandaragan and manages her family’s farming business, Dandaragan Organic Beef. She has a Bachelor of Communications/Journalism and is a WMG board member.
Dr Bill Bowden
Soils R&D Ambassador
Dr Bill Bowden has 40 year’s of experience with plant and soil research, development and extension with DAFWA. He has a BSc(Agric) (UWA 1965) and a PhD soil chemistry. Bill has been awarded the Reserve Bank fellowship on fertiliser dissolution, placement and effectiveness, Donald medallist and GRDC Seed of Light award. Bill has spent his career developing soil fertility and fertiliser recommendation systems for crops and pastures in WA.
Livestock R&D Ambassador
Dr Bryon Micke has 40 year’s of experience as a veterinarian in the Western Midlands with a special interest in on-farm animal production. He is also a local farmer and has a self-replacing merino ewe flock.