Nathan Craig  

Executive Officer

Mob: 0438 924 208

Email: eo@wmgroup.org.au

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”

 

"I love my role. There are so many opportunities for the West Midlands region to share with our members. There are plenty of challenges ahead as well, but that is our role: to find solutions and share with the WMG community."

- Nathan Craig, 2021


 

Brianna Hindle

Mixed Farming Project Officer

Mob: 0457 064 777

Email: projects@wmgroup.org.au

Brianna grew up on a farm east of Ballidu where her family runs an mixed cropping/livestock operation. She has a Bachelor in Agricultural Business Management with Charles Sturt University in Northam. Brianna is passionate about exploring 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.

 

"I really enjoy bringing new informative ideas on cropping and livestock that affect our growers in the West Midlands region through the use of demonstration sites and hands-on extension activities."

- Brianna Hindle, 2021


 

Erin O'Brien

Beef Industry Development Officer

Mob: 0427 246 846

Email: beefofficer@wmgroup.org.au

Hailing from Perth, Erin graduated from Murdoch University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Animal Science. Since then, she has completed a couple of stints with beef focused operations, including working on a cattle station in the Northern Territory. Erin is looking forward to supporting the development of the pastoral beef supply chain, and in particular, the many backgrounders that grow pastoral cattle out in our region.

 

"There is so much happening in agriculture all over the world, and it is such a vital part of society. New developments, practices and technologies are emerging all the time. I'm excited to be a part of the journey and getting to work with and learn from our local producers."

- Erin O'Brien, 2021


 

Kirra Holley

Communications Officer

Mob: 0417 921 424

Email: comms@wmgroup.org.au

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.

 

"I always enjoy catching up with farmers from across the region at field days and getting an insight into their every day on-farm issues. Plus, getting the WMG podcast, Paddock Chat, off the ground has been an exciting challenge."

- Kirra Holley, 2020


 

Brinley Porter

Administration Officer

Mob: 0428 391 971

Email: admin@wmgroup.org.au

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.

 

"I feel incredibly privileged that I get to be involved with the most amazing local farmers in some of the most beautiful country in Western Australia."

- Brinley Porter, 2021