Chris Russell AM

Agricultural Scientist & Podcast Host Speaker, Facilitator & MC

Trained as an agricultural scientist, Chris has spent the last thirty years working in various technical and commercial roles in over 30 countries including a UN sponsored mission to Mongolia to help the nomadic herders adapt to a privatised economy after the collapse of the USSR in 1992.

Chris was also a Judge on the popular weekly Australian ABC television series “The New Inventors” and is the Australian correspondent on the National “Farming Show” on the Newstalk ZB radio network in New Zealand.
For his contribution to the profession of agricultural science - he was created a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology in 1997.

In 2014 the Australian Institute of Agriculture created the “Chris Russell Medal of Excellence” for the top graduating student in agricultural science in NSW.
At the 2017 Royal Easter Show - Chris was made a “Champion of the Royal Agricultural Society” for services to Agricultural Development and has also been recently selected by Sydney University’s Faculty of Agriculture and Environment as the winner of their 2017 Alumni Award in Innovation and Entrepeneurship.

Chris has been active in his profession and the community – as National President of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology and Chair of the Federal Ethics Committee and the Disciplinary Tribunal of that body – a role he currently holds.

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