BCG is pleased to welcome its newest member Lynden Burns. Growing up in the Mallee, Lynden has a strong background in events and marketing and will be joining the Extension & Communication team.
What is your background?
I was lucky enough to grow up on a farm at Tempy, just an hour north of Birchip. I moved to Melbourne to study a Bachelor of Business (Event Management & Marketing) and was there for several years studying and working. I previously enjoyed working at a large tour company in Melbourne in their marketing department. Last year I decided that I wanted to get back to the country and shifted back to the farm. I had been there for about 12 months before deciding to join BCG.
What is your role at BCG and what will you be doing?
My position at BCG is Events Coordinator, so I will be responsible for coordinating any events and implementing BCG’s nationally recognised extension objectives for the farming and wider agricultural community. I will also assist the team in creating new and innovative methods of extending our research. I look forward to when we can have events face-to-face again, but also enjoy the challenge of adapting in the current climate.
What about the role interested you in applying?
I loved being back on the farm and initially planned to stay for a while, if not indefinitely, but this position seemed too great to not at least apply for. I loved the idea of being able to work in events while continuing to learn and work in agriculture. Furthermore, being able to run BCG’s events and working in extension really interested me. I was very aware of BCG’s reputation and work, so I was quite excited when the opportunity to join the team arose.
What are your interests outside work?
I am quite a busy person and can never really sit still. I’ve enjoyed the extra time on weekends attempting to renovate our old farmhouse and working on any other little projects. I still enjoy getting back to the farm any chance I get. Love footy and snowboarding over the winter when I get the chance. I also love getting to the coast and surfing, despite being terrible at it.
What are you looking forward to whilst working at BCG?
I’m really excited to work with everyone at BCG, but especially the Extension & Communication team. I am eager to learn and be a part of the BCG events and extension program. I look forward to meeting a lot of BCG members, stakeholders, local farmers, and the wider agricultural community. I also look forward to assisting in sharing a lot of high-quality information and experience outcomes. And flying drones.