My name is Lana Young and I am the Regional Recovery Officer for East Victoria.
I enjoyed a diverse career while living and working across New South Wales and Queensland before settling down in the Goulburn Valley in 2012. It was here in Victoria that I developed my passion for agriculture – working with the farming community and creating a boutique cattle business.
Prior to joining the Drought and Flood Agency, I worked in various roles including the community and corporate sector, and most recently was working with primary producers in the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District.
Working in the water industry has given me a good knowledge of local irrigated agriculture and provided me with a strong awareness of the issues faced by primary producers and rural and regional communities, particularly those in the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District.
As a Regional Recovery Officer I will be supporting farmers, businesses and communities in the East Victoria region and serving as a voice for the region. I’m excited to be on the road and look forward to seeing you soon.