Cat regularly provides contract communications, writing, editing and proofreading services for multiple AWI projects. Cat is the project officer for AWI’s highly successful Learn About Wool program, delivering engaging educational resources for primary and secondary teachers.
As joint project coordinator of AWI’s Tasmanian grower network — Sheep Connect Tasmania — from 2011–2012, Cat worked with AWI and the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) to extend research outcomes to more than 700 Tasmanian sheep producers through workshops, hard-copy and electronic publications and the Sheep Connect Tasmania website.
Cat continues to provide strategic communications support to Sheep Connect Tasmania and the wider AWI grower network program.
Along with a core team of agricultural consultants from Macquarie Franklin, Cat coordinates communications services for the MLA’s Sustainable Feedbase Resources portfolio.
The same team joined forces to produce the successful Lambs Alive extension tool, currently being rolled out in lamb survival workshops nationally. The tool provides sheep producers with a practical hands-on guide to carrying out lamb postmortems in order to determine and better manage the key factors impacting on lamb survival rates.
During the past few years Cat also has worked closely with MLA to produce online pasture management content and revise existing producer-facing publications.
Riverine Plains Inc is an independent farming systems group dedicated to improving the productivity of broadacre farming systems in north-east Victoria and southern New South Wales. Cat as worked with the group to produce annual Research Compendiums and one-off project publications that outline their farmer-driven research in a way that delivers on-the-ground benefits to farmers.
Cat provides contract communications, writing, editing and proofreading services for multiple GRDC projects including current grower-group publications for SPAA, UNFS and the Better Fertiliser Decisions for Cropping manual and Grain Storage Extension project. She also worked closely with the Department of Food and Agriculture, Western Australia (DAFWA) and the GRDC to produce the National Grains Industry RD&E Strategy.
Cat provided strategic and hands-on communications services to the CRC throughout its term and also to its predecessor the CRC for Planted-Based Management of Dryland Salinity. She also provided contract communications strategy support, publication management, writing, editing and proofreading services for the CRC’s Future Farm magazine and ad hoc publications. Through her long-standing involvement with the CRC she also enjoys a strong relationship with many of cross-organisational researchers and project leaders associated with the former CRC.