Farming Together Team

Farming Together

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Lorraine Gordon

Director Strategic Projects

Lorraine is the founder of the National Regenerative Agriculture Alliance and Director of Strategic Projects at Southern Cross University. She acts as a conduit between industry and research, delivering sustainable and regenerative agriculture solutions nationally.

As Director of the Farming Together Program (hyperlink), Lorraine assisted over 28,000 farmers, fishers and foresters around the country to progress collaborative projects which will benefit their various industries.

Passionate about agriculture, Lorraine is a beef cattle trader at Ebor in the New England Tablelands of NSW. Her business turns up to 1,000 steers per annum and operates a number of successful tourism, agricultural, and health ventures.

Lorraine was awarded the 2018 Australian Rural Community Leader of the Year, she is a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program and previous NSW ABC Rural Woman of the Year.

Lorraine has also been nominated for the 2020 NSW Australian of the Year Award. Read the media release 29 October 2019.



Amanda Scott

Project Team Leader

Amanda manages projects that link industry with world class research and is an expert in collaboration, currently undertaking a PhD in Collaborative Networks through SCU. Her work on the Farming Together Program was instrumental to the successful establishment of over 69 farming cooperatives in Australia.

Amanda grew up helping on an uncle’s sheep farm south of Sydney. This led her to study agriculture through high school and university and work on a number of farms across NSW. With a passion for education, she completed an honours degree in primary education specialising in science and became a mathematics teacher before returning to academia in 2016.

In 2007, Amanda was the winner of the Rotary Bright Sparks Program Young Entrepreneur Achievement Award and in 2016 secured two New-Colombo Grants from DFAT.

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Melissa Gulbin

Communication Coordinator

Melissa Gulbin is a journalist and content marketing specialist with over 15 years’ experience.

Most notably, Melissa was the editor of the Lismore Echo newspaper and senior digital reporter for Australia Provincial Newspapers (APN). As sought-after blogger and columnist, Melissa established her own content marketing business in 2015, where she used her well-honed storytelling ability to drive campaigns for not-for-profit organisations and social enterprise start-ups.

As a Landcare volunteer, community events coordinator, environmental campaigner, and mother, Melissa’s passion is building resilient communities through connection to the land and one another.

Melissa holds a Bachelor of Media from Macquarie University.

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Debbe Allen

Administration Officer

Debbe holds a Diploma in Financial Services, has a background in the finance industry, and runs our office operations. She has run her own small business, worked for an agricultural machinery dealership, and managed administration and advertising for a media company.

Growing up on a small farm in south-east Queensland, Debbe now farms beef, honey and medicinal honey on a 154ha holding in northern NSW, and is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Agriculture with UNE.

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