Bachelor of Natural Resource Management, Class of 2003–06
James grew up on a mixed farming property near Kapunda in mid north South Australia. After completing school he moved to the Territory and completed a Certificate II in Agriculture at Charles Darwin University Katherine Campus followed by a season working on Stirling Station near Ti Tree. After working in the Territory, James completed his Bachelor of Natural Resource Management (NRM) at The University of Adelaide with the intention of working closely with farmers to improve their understanding of NRM.
James worked for the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry as a Project Officer under the Caring for our Country flagship in Canberra before heading back to the Territory to commence NRM work with Territory NRM. “These were two amazing years out bush working with pastoralists and indigenous groups on improving land management practices,” recalls James.
James currently works for Paroo Pastoral Company where he has spent the last three years working as a Station Manager in Western NSW. James has recently moved into Paroo Pastoral’s Adelaide office as their Business Development Manager.
What is James’s fondest memory while studying at Roseworthy?
“Jimmy” as James was known in Roseworthy days, reflects on many good memories but one in particular stands out. “Conducting a fauna survey in Pinkawilanie National Park on the Eyre Peninsula. I remember it being a great camping trip with lots of weird and wonderful creatures recorded.”