Jon Medway grew up on a family farm on the Liverpool Plains in Northern NSW attending Farrer Ag High before completing an agricultural science degree at Charles Sturt University in the mid 80s.
After a few years in corporate farming he returned to Charles Sturt as a Research Officer at the Farrer Centre working with a local farmer group (FM500) comparing farming systems and demonstrating the role of objective monitoring for improved crop management.
This work evolved to include the investigation of spatial variability through the use of remote sensing, soil surveying and yield mapping.
In 2000 he established a spatial data consultancy. Over its 19 years of operation Jon worked on over 2500 projects across Australia and Internationally providing services to family and corporate farms, industry, research organisations and government agencies.
As Senior Research Fellow - Spatial Agriculture, Jon is building the research capacity of the Graham Centre with projects including the Charles Sturt Digital Twin Farm and Cool Soil Initiative.