The ABGC Best Practice Team has welcomed Maria Ribbeck to the team based in South Johnstone. Maria will be joining the Best Practice project until the end of June 2022 to support water quality monitoring and extension.
Maria has come to ABGC after working for the Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project as District Extension Officer, where her main role was to work with cane and banana growers in Tully by providing support in the implementation of farming practices aimed at improving water quality.
Maria will be putting her past experience to good use on an exciting new water quality testing project in the Utchee Creek Catchment.
Additionally, Maria will be supporting growers to revisit their best practice self-assessment questionnaire focussing on those growers who haven’t updated their answers in some time.
Maria holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering degree, as well as a diploma in Agribusiness.