ELISSA Strong grew up on her family property in Lockhart, NSW, and has always had an active involvement in the running of the family's property.
In the past 10 years, she has further built on these skills through a career in agronomy after completing a degree in agriculture.
She now works with Delta Agribusiness in a dual role as an agronomist and grain broker.
Aside from Elissa’s involvement in retail agribusiness, she has recently purchased and is the proprietor of Sunshine Iris Nursery located 5 kilometres north of Lockhart.
This commercial nursery grows, markets and distributes more than 300 varieties of iris across Australia.
Elissa is also involved within the Lockhart Community through her work on the Lockhart Picnic Race Club, Columbo Ski Club and local Tennis Club.