Meet Casey Willis our new research agronomist

20/01/2023

We’re excited to welcome our talented new researcher Casey Willis to the revitalised Valley Seeds team.

“It’s a fantastic time to join Valley Seeds and because of the recent significant capital investment into Valley’s R&D program there are lots of opportunities to solve pasture problems that the industry has been wrestling with for years. The business is going through huge change and is definitely growing in the right direction”.

Casey Willis

Working closely with our plant breeder Anthony Leddin is also a big draw for Casey.

“Anthony has a great rep in the industry and I can learn from him and grow. Also, the team has a really positive approach and runs an open-door policy, so I feel really supported and encouraged to think outside the box.”

Based in Sale, Victoria, Casey is running research out of Gippsland Ag Research Farm, trialling and testing the very best pasture for Australian conditions.

“I really like the outside paddock research part of the whole process – sowing, following, harvest and then the satisfaction of saying “wow look at what we’ve done and what’s come out of the trial.””

Having grown up on a dairy farm in Gippsland, Casey understands the demands of the land and is committed to identifying and developing top quality pasture seed for farmers. In her own words “It makes a big difference using the right seed, otherwise you’re spending time and money on something that won’t do the right job. If you get it right, higher yield means productivity, more in the paddock and more on the animal in live weight, milk and wool.”

And ultimately, Casey says it all gets back to the farmer. “Higher yield means less stress, less worry and confidence that you’re getting the very best outcome. Valley Seeds is committed to helping farmers make this happen – that’s why I know I’ve made the right decision to join and couldn’t wait to start!”

Welcome Casey, we’re proud to have you on board.

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CASEY’S CONTACT DETAILS
0409 212 638
cwillis@valleyseeds.com