A new face is stepping into the regional intern role at the Hart Field-Site Group as last year’s intern says goodbye to continue his work in grains research.
Emma Pearse, who will take over from Dylan Bruce, comes from Milling, in Western Australia, with a Bachelor of Science with honours from the University of Western Australia.
Ms Pearse said she wanted to look at all aspects of agriculture, especially her passion for soil biology.
“I am particularly interested in research and development of agricultural practices and technology aimed towards enabling increased production whilst ensuring environmental externalities are minimised,” she said.
“Ultimately I would like to contribute to Australian agriculture by ensuring the land we now farm will still be productive for various farming practices in years to come.
“It has been great having a very hands-on role with all aspects of the job and I’ve already had plenty of opportunity for networking even though I have only been here a month. Dylan Bruce said he would continue working in grains research.
“The Hart Regional Internship provided me with an opportunity to take what I learned during my undergraduate and honours studies at university and apply it in the field,” he said.
“It also gave me a holistic insight into applied grains research, improving my research and extension skill set and developing my connections within the industry to benefit my future employment potential.”