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DairySA has a dedicated and talented team of part-time staff, based in rural areas across the state.

DairySA team

Every DairySA team member works to bring practical information, innovative programs and research to SA's dairy farmers. To get in touch, please call or email the right person from the list below, or for a general inquiry complete the form on our contact us page.

Melissa Hunter

Regional Manager

Melissa Hunter 

Melissa has extensive experience in natural resource management, project management and team leadership.

Melissa relishes the opportunity to work in the Agriculture sector with a focus on team leadership. She is passionate about delivering practical and relevant opportunities for dairy farmers that can assist in running a sustainable business.

In her spare time, Melissa enjoys reading, cooking, spending time with her family and the occasional trip to the beach. Her favorite dairy includes Golden North Honey Ice Cream as a reminder of her childhood growing up in the Flinders Ranges.

Contact Melissa
Email: melissa@dairysa.com.au
Mobile: 0408 358 414

Based in Mt Gambier


Kylie Boston

Extension Officer, Workforce Development, ESKi, People Dairy Discussion Groups

Kylie Boston 

Kylie has a background in agronomy and project management. Kylie loves working and talking with people involved in the dairy industry. She also enjoys contributing to a wide range of projects and being able to promote the dairy industry, especially experiencing the enthusiasm of school children learning about dairy.

Kylie has coached the local junior tennis to a couple of premierships and relishes caravan holidays with a good spy novel.

Kylie's dairy favourites: Soft cheese with bickies, and iced coffee.

Contact Kylie
Email: kylie@dairysa.com.au
Mobile: 0407 231 547

Based in the South East / Limestone Coast region


Beck Burgess

Extension Officer, Farm Business Management, DDGs - River, Lakes, Mt Torrens, Adelaide Hills, Myponga, TMR, and Statewide Young Dairy Network

Beck Burgess - DairySA


With an extensive background in the agri finance sector, including three years specialising in agri-IT, Beck is passionate about the Australian agriculture industry and its people. Beck enjoys connecting with farmers, understanding their drive and passion, and providing support to assist them in reaching their business potential. With two small children, Beck values spending time at home with family.

Beck's dairy favourites: A selection of SA cheeses enjoyed with the odd glass of a delicious Langhorne Creek red.

Contact Beck
Email: beckburgess@dairysa.com.au
Mobile: 0438 262 966

Based in the Central region, Langhorne Creek


Cathy Ashby

Regional Extension Officer - South East/Mt Gambier

Cathy Ashby - DairySA


Cathy has years of experience in natural resources management-related projects and programs within the South East.

Having grown up on a farm, Cathy enjoys working with farmers on ‘on-ground’ projects and trials to explore new ideas. Cathy is passionate about working in extension and supporting people to make positive change to their farms and livelihoods.

In her spare time, Cathy enjoys getting outside and photographing ‘critters’ and the natural environment. She also loves cars, cats, sport and gardening. Cathy’s dream diet consists of cheese and coffee.

Contact Cathy
Email: cathy@dairysa.com.au
Mobile: 0492 803 805

Based in the South East/Mt Gambier

Katie Moorhouse

Communications, story ideas

Katie Moorhouse


Communicating key messages is at the heart of Katies work life and a handy asset to have when assisting her husband on their prime lamb property in the Limestone Coast! She enjoys working with people who are passionate about their industry, with agriculture standing tall as one of the best.

With two children, Katie also enjoys a good read, walking, pilates and a paddock bonfire or picnic as the season dictates.

Katie's dairy favourites: Soft cheeses, locally made Persian fetta and creamy yoghurt.

Contact Katie
Email: katie@dairysa.com.au
Mobile: 0419 821 689

Based in the South East, nr Penola

Anna Eddy

Finance Administration Coordinator

Anna Eddy

Anna Eddy is the "behind the scenes angel" for the DairySA team. As Administration Coordinator, Anna is responsible for keeping the DairySA ship sailing smoothly!

Anna has a strong agricultural background, having grown up in SA's South East before travelling and working throughout Australia and then settling with her family near Lucindale on a small acreage.

In her spare time Anna enjoys competing in campdrafting and stockmans' challenges.

Anna's dairy favourites: Cheese, any cheese!

Contact Anna
Email: anna@dairysa.com.au

Based in the South East, nr Lucindale


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