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Tanya Ginns is ChemCert’s New Trainer

Tanya GinnsChemcert Training Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Tanya Ginns as a Chemcert trainer and assessor, who represents the only female Chemcert trainer in the country.

Tanya has worked in the rural industry for 20 years across a wide range of roles involving agronomic advice, livestock production, grain marketing, rural education and training and natural resource management.

Tanya, in partnership with her husband helps to run the family farm at Murrami in the Riverina, NSW which is an irrigated mixed cropping farm with prime lamb production.

For the last 6 years Tanya worked for the NSW Department Primary Industries (DPI) as an Education Officer. Her role involved delivering training and assessment in poultry production, animal welfare, natural resource management, WHS, machinery safety and chemical storage and handling. Tanya joined the ChemCert Team at the completion of her contract with DPI in May of this year, relishing the opportunity to continue to deliver chemical user training to the farming community that she has known her whole life.

With a few Chemcert courses already under her belt, Tanya is set to train and asseses Chemcert chemical user training face-to-face across the Riverina, as well as offering the course online for those who can’t attend face to face training. Tanya likes to offer students practical solutions and strategies around risk management, in particular regarding drift management and environmental controls, equipment calibration, product efficacy and WHS issues.

Tanya brings to the table a unique and well-balanced skill set, having completed an Applied Sciences degree at Wagga CSU to cover off on the theory of primary production, but is very familiar with the practical tasks on farm, both as a property owner involved in cropping and sheep production and as a Griffith based agronomist.

Background and experience are important but what of facilitation?

Feedback from Chemcert courses is collected anonymously and two students from her last course said this of the day “Learned the right way to handle chemicals” and “Good mix of theory and practical. Tanya was a very good facilitator”.

Keep an eye out for Tanya and Chemcert courses in the Riverina, her knowledge and infectious enthusiasm will not disappoint. If you have a group too large for a public course, give Chemcert a ring and be sure that Tanya would be most keen to offer a customised course to suit your needs and provide solutions to your needs.