Farm Consultant Profiles
Charlie - Covering Central, Southern and Northern New South Wales (NSW)
|Charlie is well recognised in farming circles, he runs this website along with a successful farm in Central New South Wales, so he walks the talk.
Charlie has a Bachelor of Farm Management and a Masters of Business Administration. He has worked for a number of agricultural companies in both New Zealand and Australia. He has a wealth of experience working with farmers in a range of environments.You will be able to learn directly from Charlie and his support team.
Roger - Covering Sydney and surrounds, North and South Coast of NSW
|Roger has spent 20 plus years working in agriculture and horticulture since graduating from Massey University with an Agricultural Science degree. After several years working as a horticultural representative for Turners and Growers Ltd within the Waikato of New Zealand, he began a career as an independent agricultural consultant specializing in pasture fed dairying and beef production. He helped many New Zealand farmers improve their farm productivity and profitability as well as often increasing the enjoyment they got out of farming. Roger became well recognized throughout New Zealand as one of the few agricultural consultants known to be offering sound alternatives to conventional farming wisdom. Many of these are now being adopted by mainstream New Zealand farming. During this time, Roger also initiated and jointly developed the GrassMaster electronic pasture meter for measurement of pasture dry matter.
In 2003, a career opportunity for his wife led the family to Australia. Roger has since completed a Masters degree in Environmental Planning at Macquarie University.
In 2010, Roger launched an online web site Grazetech, a site dedicated to offering Australian farming the best in grazing management technology and information.
Andy - Covering most areas of South Australia, Adelaide Hills and surrounds.
|During the last 11 years Andy has worked in the area of land management in South Australia. His main focus has been to work with individual small landholders to develop rural property management plans and provide high level technical advice to promote sustainable land management.
Andy worked for Rural Solutions SA for two years as a Senior Soil and Land Management Consultant. Prior to that appointment he was employed for 7 years as a Land Management Advisor for the Hills Soil Conservation Boards and the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board. This program won the SA Great Regional Award for 'Best Environmental Initiative' in the business category.
As a land management consultant Andy has conducted approximately 550 individual farm visits and delivered over 100 field days and workshops on most aspects of managing a property.
Andy holds a B.Ag.Sc, Post Graduate Dip. Ed. (University of Adelaide) and Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training.
Alasdair (organics) - Covering Northern NSW and South East Queensland
|Alasdair has extensive practical experience in organic farming and has an honours degree in Organic Agriculture, from Aberystwyth, University of Wales. After working for the UK Soil Association for a number of years, Alasdair emigrated to Australia in 2005 and worked as Business Development Manager for the BFA in Brisbane.
He then ventured to FNQ and managed a 100acre organic sweetcorn and sweet potato farm. Alasdair now runs his own certified organic farm and home delivery business, promoting local and seasonal food production in the Byron Bay hinterland.
Alasdair is also a member of the UNE Organic Research Group, is on the OFA Producer Council, is chair of the BFA Horticulture Standards Sub-Committee and co-authored the Australian Organic Market Report 2008.
Angus - Covering South West Victoria
Based in South West Victoria Angus has farm business systems analysis and pasture management experience as well as overseeing managers for absentee owners. A diploma in human resources through The People in Dairy has put Angus in a strong position to help with farm labour needs.