Jon Elder, Masters in Science, MBA and Karin Stark, Narromine
Jon Elder, a cotton grower in Central NSW, has invested in a 500kW solar diesel hybrid pumping system for irrigating his family's farm. Previous to this, he worked around Australia at prawn farms, in mining and in Government before heading to London and West Africa to work in exploration for Rio Tinto, in the area of Environment Health and Safety. He's a passionate advocate for solar irrigation.
Karin Stark (Jon's partner) international and professional history combines 18 years of engagement with communities around contemporary environmental issues. She founded the National Renewables in Agriculture Conference in 2019 and is Director of 'Farm Renewables Consulting'. She also works part time for ReAqua, with previous roles within the NSW State Government and in Landcare.