Extension Officers

If you're interested in discussing nutrient management planning please contact one of the following district extension officers:

Kate Armstrong
Extension Officer - Mossman

0488 004829 


Based in Mossman Agricultural Services

Kate has been working as an extension officer since 2017.


Joel Tierney
Sustainability Officer - Cairns

0472 869659


Based in CANEGROWERS Cairns

Joel has been working as an extension officer since 2017.


Jarrod Sartor
Extension Officer - Ingham

07 4776 1808


Based in HCPSL

Jarrod has been working as an extension officer since 2015. 

Leanne Carr
Extension Officer - Ingham

0490 077 176


Based in HCPSL

Leanne grew up on a cane farm in the Herbert district and after gaining a Bachelor of Agricultural Science specialising in agronomy from the University of Queensland in 1999. She previously farmed passionfruit for 12 years and she has worked as an extension officer at HCPSL for several years.  


Megan Zahmel
Extension Officer - Ingham

0447 317102


Based in HCPSL

Since joining HCPSL in 2016 Megan has been working on Project Catalyst, a program that supports grower trials of innovative practices to improve water quality. 




Alex Lindsay
Extension Officer - Tully

0427 231 971


Based in Canegrowers Tully.

Alex studied soil science and forestry at university in Canberra. He has worked in a range of industries and environments, mainly in northern Australia. He is an accredited Fertcare advisor and has been working as an extension officer for several years.

Peter Becke
Extension Officer - Innisfail

0436 678 800


Based in Canegrowers Innisfail.

Peter Becke grew up on a sugarcane farm and has a degree in Applied Science (Plants Major). He has worked as an agronomist and an extension officer for several years.


Bob Stewart
Private Consultant

0418 733147


Previously based in CANEGROWERS Innisfail, Bob has extensive experience in extension and nutrient management planning and is currently operating as a private consultant.

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