Farmer and southern panel member for the Grains Research and Development Corporation.
Climate variability and the effect it will have on future farming techniques and strategies is just one research priority identified by Susan in her role as a southern panel member for the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).
She has a strong agricultural background, a Masters degree in communications, a diploma in corporate governance and is a Climate Champion for the Federal Government's Managing Climate Variability R&D Program, making her well equipped to assist the research efforts of the GRDC.
Susan, her husband Simon and their two children live in Horsham and operate a 3500ha grain farm based to the north of Horsham.
Their company, YellowGrain, is a large and innovative dryland cropping enterprise that produces cereals, pulses and oilseeds, and actively pursues value-adding opportunities with exporters and end users. She also works part time as communications manager for the Future Farming Systems Research Division of the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries.