Graeme Kruger, Executive Director of the Ricegrowers’ Association (RGA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Troy Mauger at the helm of the Rice Extension Team. Rice Extension is a program funded by AgriFutures Australia and administered by the RGA on behalf of the rice industry in the Riverina and Murray regions.
The position became vacant following the recent departure of Gae Plunkett who had been in the role for just over 4 years. Troy accepted the position of Rice Extension Coordinator following a formal selection process that was well contested.
Troy brings deep knowledge and experience to the role having previously served as the Murray Valley Rice Extension Officer for 4 and a half years and prior to that as Extension Coordinator with Dairy Australia. Troy is also a rice grower in his own right, has a Masters in Agriculture and is in the final year of the Australian Rural Leadership Program.
Troy has hit the ground running and is looking to build the new Rice Extension team with vacancies being advertised for the Murrumbidgee and Murray Valley Rice Extension Officers.