Meet Our New Sustainable Agriculture Officer
The Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board recently appointed Denham Ewens as Sustainable Agriculture officer with the Sustainable Agriculture program.
The Sustainable Agriculture team is supported by the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and the landscape levies.
The Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board Team Leader Sustainable Agriculture Michael Cutting said he is very much looking forward to working with Denham.
"His local knowledge, expertise and skills will enhance our team," added Mr Cutting.
Mr Ewens was born and raised in the Riverland and spent a lot of time outside, skiing, fishing and camping, and spending time on his family sheep stations.
This outdoor lifestyle led to an appreciation of the environment and how important our natural assets are in the region and an interest in livestock production.
This led Mr Ewens to undertake a Bachelor of Agricultural Science Degree at the University of Adelaide. This is where he developed a keen interest in sustainable agriculture, mainly grazing native pastures and grazing land management.
After university, Mr Ewens moved to remote North West Queensland to work in natural resource and sustainable grazing management across and aggregation of cattle stations in the Queensland channel country and Northern Territory. In this role, he gained vast experience in sustainable grazing land management, weed management, remote sensing, forage crop farming, cattle production, and farm infrastructure management.
"I am excited to take on the role of Regional Landcare Facilitator," said Mr Ewans.
“In this role, I can combine my love of sustainable agriculture and natural assets and share with and teach others about them and hopefully positively impact the future of agriculture in the region.
“I’m an avid outdoorsman. I enjoy fishing, camping, kayaking, horse riding and rodeo.
“This all feeds my main hobby of leatherwork, making everything from belts and wallets to various items of horse tack and everything and anything in between,” Mr Ewens said.