Nathan joined TIA in late 2017 working on the Dairy On PAR as a Field Assistant. Nathan works with the dairy extension team organising events, producing the weekly pasture growth rate and evapotranspiration update and managing databases. Nathan also works with the dairy research team undertaking pasture measurements, soil sampling, preparation of samples for analysis, cattle weighing, herd testing and upkeep and calibration of research equipment.
Before accepting the full-time position as a Field Assistant in the Dairy On PAR project, Nathan worked at as casual with TIA from 2015. This work involved assisting the dairy extension team, conducting farm walks, harvesting pasture on the Forage Value Index project and assisting on the Virtual Herding project. Nathan is currently undertaking the Associate Degree in Agribusiness Management through the University College.