Jobs for the Future: careers in agriculture research

At Grains Innovation Park, Horsham we play a leading role in national and global research and innovation in grain production systems.

Meet some of our team, learn about their jobs and pathways from secondary school, and how your interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) could lead to an exciting career in agriculture.

Onella Cooray

Early career Research Scientist contributing to resilient pulse breeding programs by investigating the effect of extreme heat and frost on field peas, lentils and chickpeas

Emily Thoday-Kennedy

Technical Officer using advanced technologies to understand how crops grow in different field and glasshouse environments.

Alex Clancy

Research Scientist in grains agronomy contributing to the development of new technologies and practices for smarter research and smarter farming.

Women in STEM: A Diversity of Roles in Agriculture

At Agriculture Victoria, we work with industry and on research, development and extension to improve production; connect the sector with international markets; support industry development; and maintain effective biosecurity controls.

Meet some of the women in our team, learn about their science-related jobs and pathways from secondary school, and how your interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) could lead to an exciting career in agriculture.

Jemma Pearl

Seasonal Risk Project Officer communicating and extending seasonal climate and climate change information to the different agricultural industries across Victoria.

Dr Amy Sluggett

District Veterinary Officer working to improve the health and welfare of Victoria’s livestock.

Paige McDonald

Leading Apiary Officer working to protect food security in Victoria.

www.agriculture.vic.gov.au/horsham