I completed an agricultural science degree at Melbourne University (Dookie campus) and then started a career in broadacre cropping agronomy before joining Nufarm in a Research and Development (R&D) role in 2005 based in Horsham, Victoria. I remain based in Horsham with a wife and three boys; and my current role of Field Development Lead for Australia and New Zealand, involves coordinating a team of Field Development Officers. This group is part of our Portfolio Solutions team and we work on projects that span across a diverse crop range and geography with a general focus on finding solutions to farmers crop protection problems. I enjoy travelling throughout regional Australia and New Zealand and it’s a continual learning process on different agricultural crops. The development time-frames for new products or solutions can be quite long; so we all take great satisfaction from a product launch and providing technical advice to our sales teams, external agronomists and consultants as well as the end user.