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Brad Granzin

Brad Granzin

Executive Officer

Regional Manager
Dairy Australia
Regional Development Program

PO Box 4126,
Goonellabah NSW 2480

M | 0431 197 479

Specialising in subtropical environments, Brad’s has established his scientific career in applied dairy herd nutrition, and the development and extension of whole dairy farm systems. He has broadened his expertise in dairy supply management both pre and post farm gate and is experienced in senior business, organisation and project management.

Appointed to his role in 2014, Brad is enthusiastic about the northern dairy industry and driving Subtropical Dairy to become a quality provider of services and information to the industry.

Belinda Haddow

Belinda Haddow

Regional Extension Officer
South East Queensland

M | 0423 003 638

Belinda has been working in the dairy industry in Queensland since 1995, following her studies in Agricultural Science at the University of Queensland. She worked for 10 years in a farm liaison-extension role with the Dept Primary Industries and Dairy Farmers. During that time she lived in Toowoomba and spent most of her time working with farmers on the Darling Downs and the South Burnett.

In her more recent roles, Belinda has worked with farmers in the Young Dairy Network and on industry projects and natural disaster response teams. Over the years Belinda has enjoyed working with dairy farmers and in their businesses and has built good working relationships with farmers and some great friendships. Belinda and her husband, Mark, have 3 children and live in Highfields near Toowoomba.

Alana Connolly

Alana Connolly

Regional Extension Officer
Northern NSW

M | 0428 848 890

Having grown up on a beef cattle property in Central Qld and working in a number of research roles, Alana is currently completing an honour’s year for her Bachelor of Agricultural Science with the University of Queensland (UQ).

Alana will be based at the UQ Gatton Campus and liaise closely with the C4 Milk project team.

Arlene Rutherford

Arlene Rutherford

Regional Extension Officer
Sunshine Coast & Central Qld

M | 0417 164 606

Arlene has a PhD in Economics and a Bachelor of Agricultural Science, both from UQ. She is also a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery from the Murdoch University in Perth.

Arlene has over 30 years’ experience and her previous roles include the Deputy Director-General of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) based in Kenya, a research and consulting veterinarian, senior research scientist in international livestock development projects and a university lecturer.

Arlene grew up on the Sunshine Coast and will be based at Buderim.

Jo Shorj

Jo Srhoj

Regional Extension Officer
Far North Qld

M | 0458 065 695

Joanna was raised on Arthy Brothers dairy farm located south of Beaudesert and was involved in milking, mustering, herd management and record keeping. After completing high school, Joanna completed a Bachelor of Agricultural Science at the University of Queensland and moved to Mareeba in north Queensland for employment with DAFQ.

Her role at this time was in plant pathology specialising in bacteriology and she was involved in a number of research projects involving field crops and horticulture crops. Not long after this Joanna became the project manager for a RIRDC funded cut flower and foliage project before resigning from DAFQ prior to the birth of her first child in 2006. In 2006, Joanna also completed a Masters of Agribusiness from the University of Queensland.

Joanna returned to the dairy industry in 2017 where she now works as the Subtropical Dairy Regional Extension Officer for FNQ and as Industry Development Officer for the Dairying Better n’ Better program. Joanna thoroughly enjoys working in the dairy industry and is passionate about its future