Kathryn has been working as the Executive Officer for the Mingenew-Irwin Group for over 2 years on a range of broadacre dryland farming systems projects. Kathryn has previously worked on farms and has a keen interest in livestock and mixed farming systems. The Mingenew Irwin Group is situated in a winter dominant rainfall environment, with hot, dry summer periods. Kathryn is excited to be working with the Dung Beetle project, and is encouraged by the interaction and enthusiasm farmers in the area have on learning about Dung Beetles. The Group hope to create more awareness of the benefits of Dung beetles in the Mixed farming environment.