Mallee Sustainable Farming (MSF) is proud to announce the appointment of Jenny Garonne as its new Managing Director. Ms. Garonne’s extensive experience and qualifications make her an outstanding addition to the MSF team, reinforcing the organization’s commitment to advancing sustainable practices in the dryland farming industry across the tri-state region.

MSF plays a pivotal role in our community by fostering innovation in research and technology. The geographical expanse of our services encompasses a vast area, stretching from Pooncarie to Ouyen, Tailem Bend, close to Adelaide, and north of Renmark.

Steve Burt, Chair of MSF, expressed his enthusiasm about Ms. Garonne’s appointment, stating, “We are delighted to welcome Ms. Garonne to lead our organization. Her proven leadership in Mildura brings a fresh perspective to our board and the entire MSF team.”

“This marks an exciting turning point for MSF,” continued Mr. Burt. “With a dedicated staff, a robust project portfolio, and the potential to attract additional funding, Jenny’s leadership is a crucial step toward further professionalizing and expanding our impact.”

Ms. Garonne, based in Mildura, acknowledged the resilience of the region’s dryland farmers who have navigated years of drought and low rainfall. She expressed her eagerness to engage with farmers, stating, “I look forward to understanding their needs, supporting our committed board’s decisions, and leading our team of professionals and researchers in serving the dryland farmers and the wider community for which MSF is dedicated.”

Reflecting on her extensive background in government, business, and economic development, Ms. Garonne added, “I am excited to incorporate the knowledge gained from over thirty years of leadership roles into this new endeavour.”

For nearly 25 years, MSF has played a vital role in supporting the resilience and sustainability of the dryland farming community. Ms. Garonne’s appointment signals a promising chapter for MSF, reinforcing its dedication to advancing innovation and excellence in the region.

Jenny is congratulated by local Mallee farmer, Brenton Jacobs on her new appointment.
Jenny hits the ground running at the recent GRDC update in Adelaide with some of the MSF team.

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