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Defining sustainable – an Australian Association of Animal Science webinar

28-July from 19:00 to 20:30


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Date: Tuesday 28 July 2020
Cost: Free
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Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aaas-webinar-defining-sustainable-tickets-111598211254

Australian Association of Animal Science’s “Defining Sustainable” webinar will be an open discussion on the topic of sustainability in the animal sciences.

Recruiting speakers from across the animal sciences, this webinar aims to discuss the unique perspectives of various sectors on their definition of sustainable and how it is pursued. The webinar will consist of a short presentation from each of our guest speakers before the floor will be opened up for attendees to ask questions and contribute to the discussion.

Help us steer the conversation. AAAS want you to drive the evenings discussions, Tweet with the hashtag “#DefineSustainable” to have your thoughts heard.


Maeve Harding, Sustainability Manager with the Fulton Market Group

Born and raised in rural Australia, Maeve Harding has a deeply personal and life-long connection with the Australian beef industry. Working with her family on various properties across New South Wales from childhood, cultivated Maeve’s deep understanding of the value of agriculture to sustain communities, livelihoods and the environment, as well as knowledge of the livestock production systems that underpin our precious rural assets.

In 2018, Maeve returned to the red meat supply chain managing the Australasian Logistics & Operations for global red meat supplier, Consolidated Food Co. For Maeve, the opportunity to reconnect with beef producers, packers, exporters and customers, both domestically and globally was a natural fit with her passion, skills and experience.

Of the challenges ahead for the red meat industry and her role as Sustainability Manager at FMG, Maeve said, “Fulton Market Group is well positioned to participate in the collaborative process towards a sustainable future for the beef industry and I’m so excited to be a part of that future.”

Mason Crane, Research Officer, Fenner School of Environment and Society

Mason started working on temperate woodland research with David Lindenmayer’s team in 1999. Growing up in Gundagai, New South Wales, he developed a passion for biodiversity conservation in rural landscapes and an intimate understanding of rural communities. He has specialist expertise in woodland ecology and management and in recent years has focused his research on possum and glider conservation in agricultural landscapes.

His primary role is managing the field operations for the South West Slopes Restoration Study. Additionally, Mason has managed and assisted several of the groups other projects such as the Nanangroe Natural Experiment and Jervis Bay Fire Study. Additionally, Mason is involved in restoration of Box Gum Grassy Woodlands in the Western Slopes area and also has a deep understanding of landholders and agricultural practices. Mason also represents his local community as a Gundagai councillor, assists Gundagai Bushcare Group and Riverina Highlands Landcare network, and manages a small farm.

Katherine Balding, Member of AgriFutures Chicken Meat Advisory Panel

Katherine has over 20 years’ professional experience in the chicken meat industry and her career has spanned National Nutrition Manager, Nutritionist, Quality Control Manager and Laboratory Manager with Ingham’s, Australia’s largest integrated poultry producer. Katherine has a Bachelor of Science, Food Science and Technology (Honours) from the University of New South Wales.

Click here to register for this free event, 28 July at 7.00 pm.