Regional Director, Vic Hub – Fiona Best

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Heavily invested in creating vibrant rural communities, Fiona is community minded and sits on the Mallee Regional Partnership as well as numerous community committees.

As well as being the Hub’s Regional Director, Fiona is also CEO of Birchip Cropping Group – the Vic Hub’s North-West Regional Node – having returned there in November 2019 after nine years teaching agriculture in the education sector. In her position as BCG’s CEO, Fiona works to bring relevant agricultural research and extension opportunities to farming communities by attracting investments to improve the prosperity of broadacre farming locally, regionally and nationally.

Fiona grew up on a family farm in southern NSW, cropping and producing sheep, and went on to study a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne.