ABGC welcomes new extension officer Tamaya Peressini to the Best Practice Team. Tamaya (or Tam) grew up in Cairns and is pleased to be back in the Tropics after living in Canberra for the last two years.
Tam has just finished her graduate role at the Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR), where she worked with Tony Pattison on integrated management of TR4 in Laos.
From there she got the banana ‘bug’ and is keen to learn more about the industry and its challenges in Australia. Before working at ACIAR, Tam completed a Bachelor of Plant Science at the University of Queensland. Tam is looking forward to working with banana farmers and helping them work towards their best practice goals.