Not many of the Department of Human Services staff do their job in a shearing shed or catch chooks while they’re on duty, but Darienne Keizer has.
Three years ago Heyden and Eleanor Lane were vegetable farmers in Nymboida, New South Wales, struggling through the area’s worst drought in recorded history. Now they’re the largest organic turmeric producers in Australia.
Sue Slattery is a Farm Household Case Officer (FHCO) at the Department of Human Services, and works with farmers in north and northwest Victoria. While the role has its challenges, Sue finds her job satisfying as she knows she is helping farmers and their families.