Diverse range of career opportunities
Danielle O’Keeffe – Grass Growers agronomist
“Growing up on a dairy farm at Glenormiston I knew I wanted a career in agriculture – but I didn’t want to be a dairy farmer. I was passionate about agriculture but dairy farming wasn’t the lifestyle I wanted. I looked into agriculture-based careers and started studying Conservation Land Management. Insufficient numbers meant the course folded, so after a stint working horses and on the family farm I began studying agronomy and agriculture through what was then Glenormiston College.
“Eight years ago I started as a pasture agronomist with Terang-based Grass Growers and I honestly love it. We provide agronomy services for farmers that use the business for fertiliser, as well as pasture seeds. I like the communication with farmers and have built up strong relationships with my clients.”