Kate Norris is an experienced farmer and qualified agricultural scientist. She teaches Melbourne Polytechnic’s Agriculture students. Kate grew up in a farming family. She studied agriculture and farmed dairy for many years, but always felt there was a gap in farming training processes. As a result, she gained her teaching qualifications to help guide the future of farming with young people at the helm.
Kate has been teaching at Melbourne Polytechnic since 2014. She brings her passion for the farming life to her students. With Melbourne Polytechnic’s Yan Yean farm acting as her “classroom”, Kate knows that practical knowledge is central to agriculture. She brings her years of experience in agricultural theory and farming practice to ensure her students learn industry standard best practice. Kate embraces the responsibility of helping young people enter an industry that she loves.
Alongside a lifetime of farming experience, including managing and running farming enterprises and agricultural consultancies, Kate holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from the University of Melbourne. She has also completed a Diploma of Human Resources Management, a Diploma of Management and a Diploma in Vocational Education and Training, giving her a broad skill set to share with her students to prepare them for a career in agriculture.