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Alexander Sassenberg

Alexander Sassenberg

The topic of 'Agriculture' has always excited Alexander, who now works for one of the world's most well-known Agribusiness brands in Ag, John Deere. In 1994 Alexander studied Agricultural Economics at Georg August University of Göttingen in Germany. He then decided to travel to the land down under in search of new experiences. In 1995, he looked to Roseworthy College in order to broaden his knowledge on Australian agricultural systems. Fast forward a few years and Alexander now leads a passionate team as Territory Manager for John Deere International based out of Switzerland.

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Dale Manson

Dale Manson

Dale's experience at Roseworthy College proved to him that it was possible to make a genuine long-term difference to the community and the State's rural industries. Dale has served 34 years with the SA Government's Agriculture Department in various roles and has lead the popular rural radio program, Agrow on 5MU! Among other achievements, his career is a proud one, full of opportunity and value to rural communities.

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Sarah Lance

Sarah Lance

Since graduating Roseworthy College in 1997, Sarah has worked the length of the Murray-Darling Basin. Sarah is now a District Manager for the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) based in Murray Bridge.

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James Wright

James Wright

James grew up on a mixed farming property near Kapunda in mid north South Australia. James completed his Bachelor of Natural Resource Management (NRM) at The University of Adelaide in 2006 with the intention of working closely with farmers to improve their understanding of NRM. James has recently moved into Paroo Pastoral’s Adelaide office as their Business Development Manager.

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Sarah Marquis

Sarah Marquis

After graduating from Roseworthy, Sarah Marquis and her husband Sparky had big dreams of developing their own business; succeeding in a career they were both passionate about, helping other people be their best and having fun. From making wine with Sarah's parents to building their own winery in McLaren Vale, Sarah is a brilliant example of what can be achieved through hard work, dedication to craft and a desire to help others succeed.

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Drew Kluska

Drew Kluska

Drew Kluska graduated from Roseworthy in 1992, and he is now the Founder and Managing Director of 'The Tailor'. The Tailor specialises in luxury, handcrafted holidays in Australia. Drew believes that his time studying at Roseworthy brought him to his current role. 

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Kate Forrest

Kate Forrest

Kate has always followed her passion for rural development and has held various exciting roles throughout Australia and overseas since graduating from Roseworthy College. Currently she is the Executive Officer with Rangeland NRM Alliance.

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Richard Fewster

Richard Fewster

After graduating with a Bachelor of Agriculture from Roseworthy in 1965, Richard Fewster has spent a majority of his lifetime working with horticulturalists, agriculturalists and agri-businesses across Australia. Now Richard is overseeing the management of ‘Ruston’s Roses’ at Renmark.

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Mark Rodda

Mark Rodda

Mark Rodda graduated from Roseworthy with a Bachelor of Agriculture in 1995. Mark is now the CEO of FREE Eyre Limited and has recently taken on a very active role in the Australian Wool Innovation as the Executive Officer of the Wool Exchange Portal.

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Graham Brookman

Graham Brookman

Graham and his wife, Annemarie, run The Food Forest, a certified organic permaculture farm and learning centre located near Gawler. Graham and Annemarie began forming their business during their early careers in education. Graham taught at Roseworthy for 16 years and The Adelaide University for seventeen years. “Brooky”, as Graham has always been known, was heavily involved in the beginnings of the Roseworthy Agricultural College and The University of Adelaide merging in the early 90s.

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