About Us

AgriHort Communications is a publications and communications specialist to the rural and community sector. Our experienced and committed team includes:

Katie Fisher, Publisher, Managing Editor and Project Manager

katieThe AgriHort Editorial Team is led by Company Principal, Managing Editor and Project Manager, Katie Fisher. Katie has an extensive background in PR, communications, social media, publishing, editing, writing and advertising sales for the agricultural and horticultural sectors, underwritten by a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from the University of Melbourne.

  • Her agriculture and horticulture industry experience includes:
    • Managing Editor and Communications Consultant.
    • Communications TURFBREED.
    • Communications Manager for Turf Australia.
    • Managing Editor Australian Citrus News, Turf Australia, Victorian Vegetable Growers, Australian Flower Industry and Melon News.
    • Researcher and writer – Rijk Zwaan Australia – 25 years.
    • Communications Consultant for Peracto.
    • Managing Editor of the Victorian Department of Primary Industries eNewsletters – Climate Ready and FSV Hort.
    • Section Editor for both the livestock and horticultural divisions of The Weekly Times
    – Australia’s leading agricultural newspaper.
    • Editor of Beef Improvement News and Australian Meat Industry Bulletin.
    • Public Relations Manager for the National Meat Association.
    • Journalist for Southern Farmer and Victorian Viticulture News.
    • Journalist for Meat and Livestock Australia’s Prograzier magazine and Feedback magazine.
    • Sub-Editor for Horticulture Australia Limited’s Industry Reports.
    • Advertising representative for Australian Alpine News.

Grant Nelson, Senior Graphic Designer

The AgriHort Communications graphic design team is lead by Grant Nelson, a Graphic Designer with over 20 years industry experience in creative print design, production, prepress and print management, both as a Senior Designer and Studio owner/Manager.

Grant has an extensive background in all aspects of print design, including production of magazines and newsletters, reports, logo and branding, campaign creative and advertising.

He has produced and/or managed projects for a wide range of clients including professional associations, local and state government departments, AFL clubs, service organisations, private companies and small businesses.

Importantly, Grant appreciates that every AgriHort Communications client operates in a unique management, budgetary and philosophical landscape, and takes a pro-active role in understanding and interpreting client requirements in that context, while working in close tandem with the AgriHort Communications Editorial Team.

Equally, he is adept at working creatively within the limitations of available resources and agreed timelines, while maintaining a cost-efficient focus on achieving reader-effective communications outcomes, and a quality design and print result.

With attention to detail, a can-do attitude and a willingness to offer solutions, Grant provides a professional, personable and value-added dimension for clients of AgriHort Communications.

 

Youna Angevin-Castro, Senior Contributing Journalist/Communications Specialist

younaFor over 14 years, Youna has worked as a professional writer and communicator, specialising in writing about research and development in the rural sector. Her writing has been published across a number of industry-based rural publications, and she is a regular contributor to several key national horticulture industry magazines.

As well as being an accomplished writer, Youna is also an experienced magazine editor. She was the founding editor of Vegetables Australia, the flagship publication of the Australian vegetable industry, and is the current editor of the Australian Nutgrower Journal.

With a personal passion for food production, Youna is currently developing on an online project that aims to promote Australian food producers and encourage consumers to support their local industries.