After graduating from Roseworthy in 1996, Sandy worked for PIRSA for two years in both Waikerie and Adelaide. During her time in Adelaide she worked with the Soil Conservation Boards, travelling to communities across the state and assisting with their training needs. Following this she worked in Berri as a Project Officer for the (then named) River Murray Catchment Water Management Board, working on the public consultation for the Catchment Water Management Planning and Water Allocation Planning that was occurring at the time.
Since completing his degree at Roseworthy in 1996, Andrew has worked on his family farm, Tarree Pastoral. Working alongside him is his father Trevor, sister Karen and wife Sandy (whom is also profiled!). The team drylands 5000 hectares a year of crops at Loxton in the Riverland, where most of the grain goes towards their 1000 sow piggery.
Shortly after graduating with an Roseworthy Diploma of Agriculture in 1976, Andrew joined Wynns Coonawarra Estate and began his career in the wine industry. He joined Penfolds Wines in 1979, where he established a new Penfolds vineyard in the Clare Valley.
Peter Clark graduated from Roseworthy in 1973 and is now the Director of Monarto Zoo. His diploma gave him the opportunity to work in Papua New Guinea as an agricultural advisor on a three-year contract, and when the country achieved independence in 1975 he was given the choice to take up a new position. Peter ended up spending 30 years in Papua New Guinea, moving from agriculture to wildlife and getting involved with crocodile, cassowary, butterfly and insect farming.
Sam, Roseworthy graduate of the class of 1995, is the founder of Southern Graziers, a livestock enterprise that provides flexible lease or agistment solutions for retiring farmers and absentee landholders, with the option to manage existing livestock they may already have. This allows them to still own the farm, live on it and be a part of it, while not having to worry about the day-to-day jobs.
Recently returning from Paris, Bachelor of Arts graduate and Global Voices Research Fellowship recipient Erin Gear reflects on her experience as the only South Australian youth delegate to the 2019 OECD Forum.
Despite retiring as Friends of Urrbrae House Secretary in 2013, Peggy Rowe continued her connection with the University of Adelaide through dual volunteering roles at both Urrbrae House and the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health.
Ron Seidel has a long association with the University of Adelaide and his impact across the University is profound, particularly in his volunteering efforts with Talking With Aussies.
Award-winning authors of Australian Wine: styles and tastes, people and places Patrick Iland OAM, Peter Gago AC, Andrew Caillard MW and Peter Dry are this month’s Alumni in Focus.