My name is Matt Humphrey and I am the Regional Recovery Officer for Far North SA.
I live in the Riverland town of Berri on a horticultural property, which I am developing into a mixed fruit and nut block with my wife and two children.
Before joining the National Drought and Flood Agency I worked for the SA State Government in a variety of agricultural roles with my final position based in the Pastoral Unit. I have worked with regional communities, businesses and land managers and have a passion for sustainable farming and semi-arid agricultural productive systems.
Most of my work has involved working with landholders to improve farming outcomes, such as increased production, conservation of native vegetation and undertaking pest management activities.
I have been fortunate in the past to have worked in the more remote areas of the country in both SA and the NT. I am keen get back out and engage with landholders across the region and discuss how things are going.
As the Regional Recovery Officer for Far North SA I look forward to meeting and working with communities in the region. I will be on the road as often as possible and available to meet in your community or on your property, over a cup of tea or at the back of a ute.