DairySA has a dedicated and talented team of part-time staff, based in rural areas across the state. Each team member works to bring practical information, innovative programs and research to SA's dairy farmers.
To get in touch with any DairySA team members, please call or email the right person, or for a general inquiry complete the form on our contact us page.
Our people, our roles
Verity is strong in communication, project management and facilitation skills. She enjoys both working for and supporting the Australian agriculture industry.
Verity values the variety and challenges the dairy industry brings to her work, as well as the people she meets. Outside of work Verity enjoys family, friends, cooking, gardening, seeing new places and sheâs planning to take up guitar- never too late she reckons!
Verity's dairy favourites: Alexandrina Farmhouse Cheddar, Jersey Fresh Cream and Fleurieu Milk's passionfruit yoghurt.
Mobile: 0428 660 127
Project Coordinator, People in Dairy Resources
Workforce Development, ESKi, eMe, People in Dairy Discussion Groups
Kylie has a background in agronomy and project management. Kylie loves working and talking with people involved in the dairy industry. She also enjoys contributing to a wide range of projects and being able to promote the dairy industry, especially experiencing the enthusiasm of school children learning about dairy.
Kylie has coached the local junior tennis to a couple of premierships and relishes caravan holidays with a good spy novel.
Kylieâs dairy favourites: Soft cheese with bickies, and iced coffee.
Mobile: 0407 231 547
Extension Officer, South East
Young Dairy Network, Dairy Discussion Group (Production & Fert)
Bec's enthusiasm for all things cow-related, as well as her love of communicating with people and meeting challenges, combined with a background in animal health, nutrition and genetics make an excellent combo for her role as Extension Coordinator.
Her weekends consist of friends, family and working on the farm with her herd manager partner, as well as developing and showing cows.
Bec's dairy favourites: Iced coffee and ice cream, particularly salted caramel.
Mobile: 0418 951 324
Extension Officer, Central Dairy Discussion Groups- Fleurieu Young Farmers, M2W, Mt Torrens, Myponga, Myponga DairyBase, TMR
With an extensive background in the agrifinance sector, including three years specialising in agri-IT, Beck is passionate about the Australian agriculture industry and its people. Beck enjoys connecting with farmers, understanding their drive and passion, and providing support to assist them in reaching their business potential. With two small children, Beck values spending time at home with family.
Beck's dairy favourites: A selection of SA cheeses enjoyed with the odd glass of a delicious Langhorne Creek red.
Mobile: 0438 262 966
Land Water & Carbon, SAMDB DDG
Monique has a passionate commitment to dairying and NRM. The farmers she works with, DairySA and Dairy Australia make her feel that what she does is not just something that she believes in, but is also important to the industry.
Monique's passion outside dairy is sport, in particular showjumping (she is a strapper), competition horse breeding and target shooting (.22 calibre). Monique's dairy favourites: Cheese and iced chocolate, but the highlight is having a milky coffee on farm with good company.
Mobile: 0400 972 206
Discussion Group Coordinator - Barossa Mid North, Lakes
David's background includes 37 years as a dairy farmer and membership of the inaugural DairySA Board. He values the opportunity that discussion groups give in mixing with the diverse "real" people in dairy.
When not engaged in all things dairy, David loves riding his 650cc road bike, 4-wheel driving and being with his family.
David's dairy favourites: All cheeses and French Vanilla Cappuccino flavoured milk.
Mobile: 0427 006 233
Rick Hinge works with the Tactics for Tight Times program which is supported in South Australia by SADA and PIRSA. Rick supports the SA dairy community, the DairySA team and Board. TFTT is focused on wellbeing. He aims to create authentic connections with dairy farmers across the state by listening and connecting them with the most needed resources.
A fifth generation farmer from Mundulla, Rick has worked with the Drought Assistance program and has been an Ambassador for Beyond Blue for the past ten years.
Rick's dairy favourites: the odd ice coffee and Golden North ice cream.
Mobile: 0429 225 144
Communications, story ideas
Communicating key messages is at the heart of Katieâs work life â and a handy asset to have when assisting her husband on their prime lamb property in the Limestone Coast! She enjoys working with people who are passionate about their industry, with agriculture standing tall as one of the best.
With two children, Katie also enjoys a good read, walking, pilates and a paddock bonfire or picnic as the season dictates.
Katie's dairy favourites: Soft cheeses, locally made Persian fetta and creamy yoghurt.
Mobile: 0419 821 689
Finance Administration Coordinator
Anna Eddy is the "behind the scenes angel" for the DairySA team. As Administration Coordinator, Anna is responsible for keeping the DairySA ship sailing smoothly!
Anna has a strong agricultural background, having grown up in SA's South East before travelling and working throughout Australia and then settling with her family near Lucindale on a small acreage.
In her spare time Anna enjoys competing in campdrafting and stockmans' challenges.
Anna's dairy favourites: Cheese, any cheese!