Jodie Ward

Pastoral Production Extension Officer

Botanal sampling

Location Katherine
Region Katherine
t. 08 8973 9730

I am the recently appointed Extension Officer for the Katherine Region in the Pastoral Production Team. Before obtaining this role, I worked as part of the Rangelands team assisting in pasture surveys (or ‘grass counting’ as it is commonly known) for a number of management influenced rangeland trials right across the NT. Although I didn’t realise it at the time, I was getting a first class education from some of the best in the business about the benefits and limitations of raising cattle on most of the more common land systems in the NT. I feel that the years I spent counting grass have provided me with a good foundation from which to perform the role of Extension Officer moving forward. In my spare time I can be found researching lightweight camping equipment, training at the gym and attempting to increase fitness levels to be able to run 10km, as I prepare to be a rider in the 2017 Mongol Derby.