Get to Know the Agrimix Team
Chloe Kempe, Brand and Research Program Manager
Chloe, can you tell us a bit about your career background?
I graduated from Queensland University of Technology with degrees in Behavioural Science and Creative Industries.
After living overseas for a while I joined my dad, Nick Kempe, at Agrimix. This was before Progardes® hit the commercial market so I’ve been a part of the whole journey to commercialise Progardes® Desmanthus for northern Australian producers.
In the very early days I would pack off small bags of Progardes® in cardboard boxes on the Greyhound bus heading out of Brisbane. So it’s incredible to have witnessed the growth, with over 180,000 hectares now sown to Progardes® across northern Australia.
I’m proud of what we’ve achieved as a team – not just here at Agrimix, but also across our wider network with JCU, CSIRO, QUT, industry partners and seed supply chain partners.
What motivates you?
Collaborating with a diverse team of researchers, industry, and producers towards a common goal. And plants, I love plants!
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I love the challenge that comes with innovation and the execution of ideas. I’m constantly learning. And taking photos of plants!
What did you want to be when you were small?
I really wanted to be a writer. I love books.
I’ve just started a Masters in Business Psychology this year – I’m enjoying researching and writing about innovation and ideas at the moment!
What’s your favourite way to spend a day off?
Saturday morning watching the kids at hockey and soccer games followed by a long lunch on the deck with my family – that’s my ideal day off.