Farm Consultant Profiles
Paul - Covering Central Tablelands NSW
Paul has over 22 years of experience in the rural industry from livestock and grain trading to viticulture.
He has a Diploma of Agriculture from Tocal Agricultural college and has successfully run his own farm consulting business for over 20 years. He has a large amount of experience dealing with small/hobby farmers and those starting out. He knows the lay of the land in his local area and has a large number of local agricultural contacts.
Rebecca - Covering Tasmania
Rebecca completed a B.Sci (Ag) in Adelaide and returned to Tasmania in 2005 and began working as an Agronomist for Elders and then later Serve-Ag. From there she started her own consulting business around 9 years ago.
Agronomy has always been an area of interest particularly helping owners of small farms. Rebecca offers soil tests and common sense practical advice for those wanting to manage and enjoy their own little patch. "I like to stay across Landcare grants, and encourage sustainable balanced practices. I like to incorporate property design, fencing, trees, water layout and strong pastures into my approach."
Rebecca has her own small property and an in-depth knowledge of horses. "Horses have very specific low sugar needs which most of our improved grass species do not cater for, as such correct advice here is very important and generally not well understood by other Agronomists."
Rebecca has completed a range of work for both auditing and certification bodies in both plants and livestock. The livestock auditing provides a background in NLIS and record keeping requirements for food safety, whilst seed certification keeps me up to date with how pastures species are performing.
Malcolm - Covering Victoria
Malcolm has vast practical experience in the grazing industry and this knowledge is kept relevant by regular training and by consulting clients who have a variety of lifestyle to large farming operations. One of Malcolm's strengths is his enthusiasm and his ability to help clients to have a clear view of their desired outcomes and their strategies to achieve them.
Expertise includes: setting business direction, pasture management & feed budgeting, stock management & breeding, cattle, sheep, goats and alpacas, whole farm planning, Environmental Management Systems (EMS), farm water & infrastructure management, risk management, budgets and sustainable farming practices, marketing.
Malcolm grew up on and managed a Bio Dynamic dairy and beef farm in the Yarra Valley (15klm from Melbourne GPO).
Malcolm has been involved in the development and practice of the BeefCheque and Farm$mart programs. Developed and delivered marketing modules for NMIT: Diploma of Organic Agriculture. Delivered numerous workshops particularly in: holistic farm & stock management. Involved in various industry groups including gold member of Landcare.
Tocal Diploma of Agriculture (TDA), Cert IV Workplace Assessment & Training. Certificate III in Frontline management.
Andrew - Covering Southern Highlands and Tablelands NSW
Andrew has over 25 years of extensive experience, understanding farm productivity on the southern tablelands and highlands of New South Wales. He has a Bachelor of applied science from Hawkesbury Agricultural College along with a wealth of experience gained from other short agricultural courses.
Andrew has detailed expertise on soils and pastures and also expertise in animal breeding and has judged commercial cattle and pastures at regional competitions. He has the experience to help explain in plain english what you need to know to make a sensible decision in purchasing a farm.