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Casey Dunn

Director | Grow Strategic Communications

Orange, NSW

Casey is passionate about stakeholder engagement and in particular, helping agricultural businesses to identify and overcome challenges through clever interactions with their stakeholders. Her strengths are in translating technical or complex information into a practical format for agricultural businesses to use, ensuring they can get the right information to the right people to use in the right way.

 

Casey has worked across a range of industries and business environments within the agricultural sector, including government, corporates and state farm organisations. She has extensive experience in stakeholder management, strategic communication, government relations and the Rural Research and Development Corporation model.

 

Casey currently works with agribusiness clients to design and deliver communications and stakeholder engagement strategies that help them to meet their business objectives.

 

Casey grew up in Forbes, in the central west of NSW, where her father runs a successful stock and station agency. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the Australian National University, majoring in Resource and Environmental Management.

A sweet future for Australia’s biggest plant protein crop

With a showstopping flowerhead worthy of a wedding bouquet, sweet lupin cuts a fine figure across Western Australia’s wheatbelt. Despite its enviable protein content, lupin is still mostly consigned to stockfeed. Now, with the help of both CSIRO and Curtin University, WA-based regen food and ag company, Wide Open Agriculture, is on a mission to unlock the food potential of Australia’s biggest plant protein crop.

Insights
15 Jan 2024

The race to breed heat tolerant wheat for a hotter, hungrier world

Plant breeders are in a race against time to deliver crop varieties that can survive more frequent, prolonged, and severe heat events. A new research project by The Agrifood Innovation Institute is helping plant breeders accelerate the development of heat tolerant wheat – and insure the global food system against climate-induced harvest failures.

Insights
8 Dec 2023

The story telling power of agritech: how data is helping Macka’s Australian Black Angus Beef tell a story that’s worth hearing

Agritech tends to be defined as innovations that help farmers become more efficient, more profitable, and more sustainable. Beef producer, Robert Mackenzie, wants us to consider how it can help farmers become better storytellers. Here, we learn why the Managing Director of paddock-to-plate business, Macka’s Australian Black Angus Beef, is using agritech to capture, record and share the sustainability story with customers.

Insights
23 Jun 2023

From Defence to Disruption: Mary Shelman’s pathway to a sustainable global food system

Our global food system has a long history of evolution – responding to the changing needs of the global population. As we hurtle towards 10 billion people, with scarcer natural resources and in a changing climate, the question is – ‘Are we evolving fast enough?’ Here, internationally recognised thought leader and AgriFutures evokeAG. 2023 speaker, Mary Shelman, shares her insights on how to accelerate our transformation, and achieve a more sustainable global food system.

Insights
9 Jan 2023

Industry and research join forces to tackle complex agricultural challenges

Imagine an innovation system where universities are encouraged to step outside traditional discipline-specific boundaries, and throw the full might of their research and technology at our agricultural challenges? That’s a future, the Australian National University’s (ANU) Centre for Entrepreneurial Agri-Technology (CEAT) is embracing.

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15 Dec 2022

How space tech scaleup Planet Labs is driving agricultural productivity

US space tech scaleup, Planet Labs’ fleet of approximately 200 mini satellites scan the Earth every day to provide daily high-resolution satellite imagery, and it’s arming landholders with the data to make more informed decisions. Farmer-owned co-operative, Organic Valley is reaping the rewards since teaming up with Planet Labs to develop a pasture mapping tool, that’s helped dairy farmers increase pasture utilisation by 20 per cent.

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23 Nov 2022

New Edge Microbials’ nature tech approach offers hope for food security, post-synthetics

‘Nature tech’ is gathering pace, offering adaptive soil microbial solutions that help scale up the planet’s ability to heal itself, and improve food security. Ben Barlow, Managing Director of New Edge Microbials and evokeAG. 2023 speaker, is ahead of the curve – with proven biological inputs that drastically reduce a crop’s carbon footprint and deliver a host of production outcomes for farmers.

Insights
2 Nov 2022