Karin's international and professional history spans two decades of engagement with communities around contemporary environmental issues such as waste, sustainable travel and clean energy. She has a Degree in Environmental Science and Sustainable Development and worked in WA before moving to the UK and finally settling to live on her partner's family farm in Narromine NSW. She was recently listed as one of twenty women influencing agriculture in Australia in Farm Online, one of the leading National agricultural news websites.
She is passionate about building capacity through research and events, driving innovation and maintaining and growing vibrant farms in regional Australia. She is a strong advocate for transforming Australian’s agriculture sector with cost-efficient, renewable energy.
Australia's largest solar diesel irrigation pump was installed on her farm, in 2018 and she founded the National Renewables in Agriculture Conference and Expo in 2019, to share their story and help others take advantage of the benefits renewables provide.
Karin has an interest in driving innovation in agrivoltaics, floating solar, battery storage and hydrogen in the farming world. She was part of a consortium led by Queensland Farmers Federation, investigating how microgrids can benefit agriculture as part of a Federally funded project between 2021 and 2022.
Karin is an Agrifuture's Rural Women's Award Alumni and a former Formation Director for the Haystacks Solar Garden Co-op. She has appeared on National programs such as 'The Drum' and Landline on the ABC speaking about renewables and regional communities.
Listen to her podcast as part of the Sydney Powerhouse 100 Climate Conversations, profiling innovators leading Australia's response to climate change here.
Karin is a highly sought after speaker, and has spoken at various International and National Conferences including;
Natural Capital Solutions, Brisbane 2023.
Australian Renewable Energy Zones Conference, Sydney 2023.
Rural Leader Summit, Nuffield, Christchurch, New Zealand 2023.
The Clean Energy Council's Solar Forum, Brisbane 2022.
The Australian Farm Institute’s ‘Farming in a Risky Climate’ Conference, Brisbane 2019.
Regional, Rural and Remote Women’s Conference, WA 2019.
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