Toni has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) from Charles Sturt University.
After completing her Agricultural Science degree Toni was employed by the Victorian Department of Agriculture researching compensatory growth in lofted lambs. Toni then moved to Wagga working with Charles Sturt University on the Urban Salinity project extending the project outcomes to the urban community, before commencing in the position of Communications Officer with the Weeds Cooperative Research Centre in 1997.
Toni was then employed for 11 years with the Kondinin Group as Research Coordinator, heading up their research team. At the Kondinin Group Toni regularly wrote articles and research reports on a range of agricultural issues and topics for their monthly publications Farming Ahead and Group Talk. She has also written many articles for newsletters and journals and presented a number of conference papers.
Toni has coordinated and edited the books Spraying Solutions, Stalk to Store and Grain Marketing Lingo, and has also published other books including Managing Wild Oats, Managing Wild Radish, The Weed Navigator: Contact and Resource Directory and Stubble Management – Best Management Practices for Cropping.
Toni has also written a subject for Charles Sturt University, Faculty of Science and Agriculture first year students - Agriculture and Horticulture in the Australian Environment.
In 2005, Toni was awarded the Best Media Feature from the Rural Media Association of Western Australia in 2005, for her report on farm labour.
Nugent, T (2009) Grain Marketing Lingo. Grains Research and Development Corporation.
Nugent, T (2002) Stalk to Store. Kondinin Group
Nugent, T (2001) Spraying Solutions. Kondinin Group
Nugent, T, Storrie, A and Medd, R (1999) Managing Wild Oats. Grains Research and Development Corporation
Nugent, T (1999) Managing Wild Radish. Grains Research and Development Corporation.
Blood, K, Taylor, U and Nugent, T and Timmons, S (1998) Weed Navigator resource guide. Cooperative Research Centre for Weed Management Systems.
Blood, K, Taylor, U and Nugent, T and Timmons, S (1998) Weed Navigator contact directory. Cooperative Research Centre for Weed Management Systems
Dunn, M, Crosbie, M, O'Donnell, J and Commens, T (1997) Best management practices for cropping. NSW Department of Land and Water Conservation