A local Moulamein girl, Alleena spent her formative years of school at Moulamein Central, from 1981 through to when they closed the secondary section at the end of 1990. The following two years she attended the Swan Hill Technical School, until it merged with the Swan Hill High School to finish her Year 12 at the newly named Swan Hill College.
In 1994 Alleena started at Dookie College and, through working and postponing her study to gain more experience in the rural industry and going back and picking up study again, she met a young man by the name of Scott Burger.
Alleena remembers not being a great fan of lectures, working in the piggery…or animals in general. In fact she has gone on record to suggest that she likes plants far more than livestock as they’re more predictable and bite you less…
In completing her degree in 1991 Alleena left Dookie and undertook a placement in Trangie for a few months in the cotton industry, and came home and started her own business AgMonitor…to replicate the same services in rice that she had been working in through her placement in cotton.
Throughout the next few years Alleena also worked in conjunction with the Department Of Agriculture in a ‘Yield Lift’ project, and with Trevor Fraser from Pivot in Soil Sampling and Recommendations for three years.
The next stage of her life saw Alleena join BR&C as a senior Agronomist working out of the Braham branch…alongside her husband Scott.
Not having given much time to sports or hobbies in the past…Alleena has made work and ferrying her children around the country her hobby…and no better person is there to talk to about the physiological requirements of your plant than her.