South East Victoria and Tasmania Regional Committee

Regional Chair – Jen Smith

Jen Smith is a sheep and cattle producer in east Gippsland, Victoria, near Bairnsdale. Jen has studied environmental science and earned a master’s degree in business administration. She has worked in the fields of natural resource management and irrigation design. She and her husband Brad started farming in 2010. Her first ten years of farming were highly variable, with three years of drought, two bushfires, and some of the wettest years on record. They feedlot sheep, traded both sheep and cattle, and run a beef sharefarm. They are still running the beef sharefarm and have settled on running self-replacing angus cattle and self-replacing maternal composite sheep.

Jen is the General Manager of the Gippsland Agricultural Group and a producer representative on the East Gippsland Agricultural Advisory Committee. She was also the 2021 Victorian winner of the Cattle Council Rising Champions initiative.

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