Sharon Starick holds an Honours degree in Agricultural Science. Since 1993, Sharon has been producing grain and pigs in the Mallee region of South Australia. Her extensive knowledge of sustainable primary production was developed through her own on-farm practices and past participation in Mallee Sustainable Farming and the South Australian No-Till Farmers Association. She also has a passion for natural resource management and conservation that is reflected in her Chairing the South Australian Murray–Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board and past membership of the South Australia’s Natural Resources Management Council, the Australian Landcare Council and the Community Advisory Committee for the Murray–Darling Basin Ministerial Council. As a past director of Land & Water Australia and the Grains Research and Development Corporation, Sharon has experience in strategic planning for research and extension.