There’s never been a better time to study agriculture
Field Biologist, BASF
After graduating, Georgia went directly to a graduate position in agricultural solutions at BASF, an international chemical manufacturing company that combines economic success, environmental protection and social responsibility.
She is now a field biologist at the BASF Crop Solutions farm in Tamworth, conducting research trials to provide data on new and existing products. Research is key to bringing new herbicides, fungicides and insecticides to the Australian market.
The role requires strong agricultural knowledge and research to be performed at a highly professional level, requirements which Georgia can meet with confidence due to the skills and experience she has acquired through her degree.
“While in Sydney, I learned how to conduct laboratory and field experiments, perform statistical analysis, communicate scientifically, and manage my time and projects. These skills have helped me excel in my career and I use it every day,” says Georgia.
“Last year I helped lead the first research trials for some exciting new herbicides developed by BASF in Germany. The tests were complicated and the samples expensive, so the pressure was high. Despite this, I knew I had the skills and experience to support myself and get the job done.
“Our team managed to conduct the research at a high level and achieved impressive results of which I am very proud.”