Rural Professional Directory | Beef + Lamb New Zealand

Rural Professional Directory

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Richard Williams
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Connector
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Alan McDermott
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Facilitator
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Peter Young
Areas of Expertise
Taking Ownership of Your Financials
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Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
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Nicola Chisholm
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Facilitator
Bio
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Warwick Murray
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting
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Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
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Johanna Scott
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Connector
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Simon Redmond
  • Organisation Think outside the square
  • Location Taranaki/Manawatu
  • Contact Details s.redmond@maxnet.co.nz M: 027 404 0729
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Connector, Facilitator
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Megan Hands
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Connector
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Brendon Walsh
  • Organisation Growfarm
  • Location Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details brendon@growfarm.co.nz P: 06 328 8723 M: 027 580 0339
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Business Planning, Financial Management, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning
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Subject Matter Expert
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I believe in putting the power for creating great business results directly into farmers’ hands. I have found that farmers who follow our system, focusing on profit and business first/farm second tend to create spare cash and achieve well beyond where they ever thought they could.
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Ben Hobson
  • Organisation Bay Irrigation
  • Location Taranaki/Manawatu
  • Contact Details ben@bayirrigation.co.nz P: 06 879 5577 M: 027 541 2727
Areas of Expertise
Farm Development
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Subject Matter Expert
Bio
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John Redpath
  • Organisation Coach Approach Rural
  • Location Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough, Canterbury
  • Contact Details john@ruralcoach.co.nz M: 027 384 3319
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning
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Subject Matter Expert
Bio
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Deanne Parkes
  • Organisation Coach Approach Rural
  • Location Hawkes Bay, Taranaki/Manawatu
  • Contact Details Deanne@ruralcoach.co.nz M: 027 230 4949
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning
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Subject Matter Expert
Bio
My experience includes 15 years of Coaching ranging from farmers, rural professionals, students, to New Zealand elite athletes. For the last 2 years I have added a focus in Succession and Strategic planning for farming families in the Lower North Island with Coach Approach Rural. This work has also included Team Culture development and Leadership programmes.
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Michelle Turfrey
Areas of Expertise
Accountancy Services, Business Planning, Farm Governance, Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning
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Andrea Murphy
  • Organisation PGG Wrightson
  • Location Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details andrea.murphy@pggwrightson.co.nz M: 027 839 3838
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Deer Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning
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Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Andrea is passionate about thinking and acting beyond traditional limits. The way she leads excellence is through a collaborative and informative process. Andrea’s technical expertise lies in ruminant nutrition; from dairy to meat and fibre animals. “We feed what we grow” is Andrea’s philosophy. Success can be achieved by optimising pasture, complimentary crops, quality silages and /or concentrates to achieve the desired level of production. Striking the right balance delivers healthy animals, reproductive performance, environmental sustainability and profitability
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David Todd
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Farm Governance, Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning
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Subject Matter Expert
Bio
From a sheep and cattle farming background, B Com Ag (VFM) from Lincoln, 24 years in Rural Banking – client facing, strategic planning, team leadership, coaching and development roles, independent since 2011 – training (sales/negotiation/time management), facilitation ( strategic planning/ goal setting/ team building), Keynote and MC for various conferences. Own an apple orchard.
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Rachael Mitchell
  • Organisation Perrin Ag
  • Location Waikato-BoP
  • Contact Details rachael@perrinag.net.nz P: 07 349 1212 M: 021 457 511
Areas of Expertise
Nutrient Management
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Subject Matter Expert
Bio
I have been working for Perrin Ag Consultants in Rotorua for about 6 years, predominantly in the Southern Waikato and Western Bay of Plenty. I have completed both Sustainable Management Courses at Massey, been a CNMA for 3 years and keep up-skilled with regular attendances at soil and environmental workshops. OVERSEER® and Farm Environment Plans are my core business – all of my work is in the field of nutrient management, farm mapping and environmental mitigations and practices.
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Neville Knight
Areas of Expertise
Nutrient Management
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Connector, Subject Matter Expert
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Key Account Manager for Southland Fine Particle Application. Dairy farmer for 20 years plus. Fertilizer rep for Ballance for 7 years. Key Accounts manager for Farmlands for 3 years. Specialty is in nutrient use efficiency using FPA technology to apply fertilizer.
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Lawrence Field
  • Organisation Rural Field Consultants Ltd
  • Location Wairarapa
  • Contact Details LF@ruralca.net.nz P: 06 378 8611 M: 027 787 2521
Areas of Expertise
Accountancy Services, Taking Ownership of Your Financials
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Subject Matter Expert
Bio
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Michael Lilley
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Connector, Facilitator
Bio
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Fraser McKenzie
  • Organisation McKenzie & Co
  • Location Canterbury, Otago
  • Contact Details fraser@mckenzieca.co.nz P: 03 434 7944 M: 027 228 5636
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Farm Governance, Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning, Taking Ownership of Your Financials
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Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
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Kirsty Stratton
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Connector
Bio
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Peter Bekkers
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Connector
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Tom Bekkers
  • Organisation ANZ
  • Location Otago
  • Contact Details Tom.Bekkers@anz.com P: 03 457 0142 M: 027 486 1481
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Connector
Bio
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Sam Hilsop
  • Organisation ANZ
  • Location Otago
  • Contact Details P: 03 457 0984 M: 021 810 447
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Connector
Bio
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George Collier
  • Organisation ICL Chartered Accountants
  • Location Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details george@iclca.co.nz P: 03 440 0100 M: 027 435 4340
Areas of Expertise
Accountancy Services, Business Planning, Farm Governance, Succession and Transition Planning
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Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
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Sam Jury
  • Organisation Agri Analytics
  • Location Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu
  • Contact Details sam@agrianalytics.co.nz M: 022 162 1969
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Financial Management
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Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Agribusiness Specialist helping farmers critically analyse their businesses. Specializing in creating & monitoring meaningful budgets, analysing various farm system scenarios, & identifying opportunities within the business.
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Chris Mulvaney
  • Organisation StockCare
  • Location Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details chris@stockcare.co.nz M: 027 433 3534
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems
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Subject Matter Expert
Bio
I'm a veterinarian and stopped doing clinical work about 20 years ago to develop the StockCare programme which is designed to help farmers measure what they manage with a particular focus on all the animal production systems on the property. We use the information to identify factors that may be limiting animal performance and that may include fertiliser, agronomy, financial and genetics.
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Doug Avery
  • Organisation Resilient Farmer
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu, Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details doug@resilientfarmer.co.nz P: 03 972 3818 M: 021 107 9645
Areas of Expertise
Animal Breeding and Genetics, Arable Systems, Beef Production Systems, Business Planning, Employment advice, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Development, Farm Governance, Farm Landscape Advice, Health & Wellbeing, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning
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Connector, Subject Matter Expert
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Farmer/Author/Storyteller. Twitter (@DougAvery12). 46 Years farming Bonavaree - took it from 206ha (1200su) to 2500ha (21,000su). 2008 - Green Ribbon Min of Environment. Leadership to change drought prone land; 2010 - South Island Farmer of the Year; 2011 - Marlborough Environment Award; 2012 - NZ Landcare Ambassador; 2013 - Landcorp Agricultural Communicator of the Year; 2014 - Launched Resilient Farmer; 2017 NZ Order of Merit - contribution to agriculture and Mental Health; 2017 - Published "The Resilient Farmer" (best seller book)
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Matt Hood
  • Organisation Rabobank
  • Location Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu
  • Contact Details matt.hood@rabobank.com M: 027 275 9145
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Farm Governance, Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning
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Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Background in family farming (Australia), Ag extension & Facilitation, Succession, Farm syndication and Rural Banking.
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Hannah Mowat
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems
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Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
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Mark Harris
  • Organisation Beef + Lamb New Zealand
  • Location Gisborne, Hawkes Bay
  • Contact Details mark.harris@beeflambnz.com P: 06 870 3495 M: 027 577 9991
Areas of Expertise
Financial Management
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Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
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Alastair Cole
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist
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Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
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Bob Thomson
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning
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Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
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Rod McMillan
  • Organisation Rod McMillan & Associates Consulting
  • Location Waikato-BoP, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu, Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details rodmcmillan@xtra.co.nz M: 027 499 5840
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Business Planning, Employment advice, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Development, Farm Governance, Farm Supervision, Financial Management, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning
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Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
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We have a small holding [sheep dairy] in Springston to keep us grounded in Ag. I enjoy working on projects that make a difference in the Primary Sector so have spent some time in recent years working with Lincoln Uni to strengthen their impact amongst their constituency [on going]. Through the RMPP Action Network I aim to help out as a connector/ facilitator/ expert in supporting our farming community both inside and outside the farm gate. Some of my background in the pure consulting game can be seen at www.foresightgroup.co.nz I am a former academic in Farm Mgt. from Lincoln and dabble in post grad teaching back there to help out. I'm also setting out to grow their national extension programme. I have a particular focus on farm systems including "healthy soils, healthy pastures & healthy animals". I am running a series of Regenerative Ag. workshops with Lincoln & colleagues, with the theme "clover as kingmaker". This ongoing.
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Rob Macnab
  • Organisation Total Ag
  • Location Waikato-BoP
  • Contact Details rob@total-ag.com M: 027 320 3185
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Business Planning, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Development, Farm Governance, Financial Management, Nutrient Management, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning
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Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
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Dave Warburton
Areas of Expertise
Animal Breeding and Genetics, Animal Health, Beef Production Systems, Livestock Health and Welfare, Sheep Production Systems
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Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Experienced production animal veterinarian with also a good understanding of beef and sheep genetics in Australasia including the use of SIL and Breedplan. Have hands on studstock management experience in sheep and beef. Have given many farmer presentations on and around this subject and can talk with not to farmers on this subject.
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Ian Ferguson
  • Organisation Viable Agriculture Limited
  • Location Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details iferguson@viag.co.nz M: 027 836 3727
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist, Nutrient Management
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Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
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Craig Weir
  • Organisation Agriseeds
  • Location Nelson/West Coast, Canterbury
  • Contact Details cweir@agriseeds.co.nz M: 021 912 280
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist
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Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Born and bred Central Otago Sheep/Beef/Deer and Dairy Grazing farm with free range rabbit operation. The Last 20 years I've been in the rural professional industry with various companies. Worked in Ravensdown for 6 years where I completed Adv Nutrient Management Course. Spent 6 years in Australia also doing Agronomy in various harsh and irrigated environments Currently I work for Barenbrug Agriseeds looking after half of the South Island.
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Jason Leslie
Areas of Expertise
Animal Health
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Subject Matter Expert
Bio
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Blair Fieldes
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Connector
Bio
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Steve King
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Connector
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Stacey Beattie
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Connector
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Alan Dickie
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Connector
Bio
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Matt Ryan
  • Organisation ANZ
  • Location Waikato-BoP
  • Contact Details matt.ryan@anz.com M: 021 610 182
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Connector
Bio
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David Backhurst
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Connector
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Vaughan Donald
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Connector
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Michael Murphy
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Connector
Bio
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Scott Neeley
Areas of Expertise
Taking Ownership of Your Financials
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Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
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Kim Bougen
  • Organisation ANZ
  • Location Taranaki/Manawatu
  • Contact Details kim.bougen@anz.com M: 027 289 3449
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Connector
Bio
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Richard Loffhagen
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Connector
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Tanya Sealey-Swain
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Connector
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Alan Maxwell
  • Organisation BM Accounting
  • Location Hawkes Bay
  • Contact Details alan@bm.co.nz M: 027 208 3860
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning
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Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
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Graham Parker
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning
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Subject Matter Expert
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My experience includes 37 years Rural Banking and for the last 4 years working in Succession Planning work for farming families in the Waikato & King Country. This work has been interspersed with some Business Planning and Strategic Planning work for farming businesses.
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Hannah Bruce
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Business Planning, Farm Supervision, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning
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Subject Matter Expert
Bio
I completed a B Agri Commerce and B Agri Science (Hons) at Massey University. Since then I have worked with dairy grazing systems and have had experience with forestry to farm conversions. More for the past 3 years I have focused on sheep and beef farming and specialise in farm systems, modelling, budgeting and general support to farming clients. In 2017 I completed the Kellogg Rural Leadership Program
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Gaye Cowie
Areas of Expertise
Accountancy Services
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Subject Matter Expert
Bio
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Andy Graham
  • Organisation ANZ
  • Location Canterbury
  • Contact Details andy.graham@anz.com P: 03 368 2076 M: 027 271 7264
Areas of Expertise
Taking Ownership of Your Financials
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
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Joanna Greaves
  • Organisation Agbility
  • Location Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu
  • Contact Details joanna@agbility.co.nz M: 029 535 8780
Areas of Expertise
Financial Management
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Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Agribusiness Partner with a Chartered Accountancy Background. Leading dairy farming teams and building “hands on” dairy business management expertise fostered not only a passion to improve financial literacy in the Primary Sector but ignited a passion for people, teams, and effective leadership. Joanna is a facilitator of a RMPP Action Network Group and also works with Agriwomens Development Trust faciliating their Understanding Your Farming Business Programme.
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Ginny Dodunski
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Facilitator
Bio
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Steve McGill
  • Organisation PGG Wrightson
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu
  • Contact Details steven.mcgill@pggwrightson.co.nz P: 027 704 8415
Areas of Expertise
Animal Health, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems
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Subject Matter Expert
Bio
I grew up in Taumarunui surrounded by dry stock farms before graduating from Massey University with an Agriculture degree in 2004. Since then have had roles with fertilizer companies, pasture seed companies and on farms. In 2013 I became a member by exam of the Australian association of ruminant nutrition and am also a full member of the NZ association of ruminant nutrition. Currently I am employed by PGG Wrightson as a technical specialist in animal nutrition covering the north island.
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Clint Rissmann
  • Organisation Land and Water Science Ltd
  • Location Southland
  • Contact Details clint@landwatersci.net P: 03 214 3003 M: 021 678 112
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Water Quality Treatment Systems
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Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Clint has over 10 years of professional experience in earth systems science with a strong multidisciplinary background in earth sciences. Specialist areas include water quality and quantity, soil mapping, greenhouse gases as well as delivery of farm scale mitigation mapping. Clint is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Waterways Centre, University of Canterbury and Lincoln University and an associated member of NZIPIM.
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Digby Philip
Areas of Expertise
Technology and Software
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Subject Matter Expert
Bio
StockX is New Zealand’s first and only independent online livestock marketplace. It was created to enable farmers to get fairer and better results when buying and selling livestock. It connects farmers and meat processors through an online platform allowing them to trade directly with each other for store, prime and cull stock. Since launching in late 2015, StockX has attracted over 4000 registered farmers from all regions of New Zealand and this is growing. The marketplace provides a more transparent and secure transaction process, lower commission fees, reduced costs and delivers more value to users.
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Emma Buchanan
  • Organisation Soter
  • Location Hawkes Bay
  • Contact Details emma@soter.co.nz M: 027 438 7055
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting
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Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
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Juliet Chambers
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Resource Consent Applications
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Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
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Leonie Fraser
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Connector
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Paul Kenyon
  • Organisation Massey University
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu, Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details p.r.kenyon@massey.ac.nz M: 021 227 8482
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems
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Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Professor of Sheep Husbandry at Massey University. Specific research programs include: maximizing hogget breeding performance, lamb survival and growth to weaning, grazing ruminants on alternative feed types, weaned lamb growth, ewe longevity, importance of body condition score and early rearing systems. These research projects are undertaken with the aim of improving on-farm productivity.
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Tom Fraser
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu, Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details fraserpastoral@xtra.co.nz M: 021 122 0356
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems
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Connector, Subject Matter Expert
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50 years in the Agriculture industry. Early years as an Agronomist with DSIR Grasslands then as a Farm Systems Scientist for AgResearch. Expertise in taking science and fitting it into sheep and beef farm systems. Tom is based in Lincoln and is able to travel nation wide.
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Trevor Cook
  • Organisation Totally Vets Ltd
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu, Southland
  • Contact Details trevor.cook@tvg.co.nz P: 06 323 6161 M: 027 446 3616
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Livestock Health and Welfare, Sheep Production Systems
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Subject Matter Expert
Bio
I have spent my working life with farmers, the first 30 years as a rural veterinarian and since then as a management and business consultant to sheep and beef farmers throughout New Zealand. I am passionate about realistic and practical sustainability that protects our markets, farming families and environment. Work nationally with clients in all farming districts apart from the West Coast South Island and Marlborough. I am a registered Farmax consultant.
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Peter Desborough
  • Organisation Desborough Pasture Consultanting
  • Location Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details peter.m.desborough@xtra.co.nz M: 027 442 5839
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist
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Subject Matter Expert
Bio
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Neil McAra
Areas of Expertise
Accountancy Services, Business Planning, Farm Governance, Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning
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Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Neil is the Managing Partner of Crowe Horwath South and Head of Agribusiness, Neil leads over 100 staff with a focus on delivering absolute value and expertise to clients. He has 20 years’ experience in accounting and advisory services, particularly agriculture, estate & succession planning, business advisory, acquisitions and structuring, due diligence and taxation advice. He is a member of the Institute of Directors.
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Alastair Taylor
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Nutrient Management
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Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Business Development Manager for Overseer Ltd. OverseerFM provides farmers and their advisers with the ability to improve nutrient use on farms and understand farm GHG emissions, delivering better environmental outcomes and better farm profitability. Over 20 year’s experience in the global nutrient management industry.
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Tim Naylor
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Connector
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Jen Corkran
  • Organisation Agriseeds
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Taranaki/Manawatu
  • Contact Details jcorkran@agriseeds.co.nz M: 021 308 167
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist, Arable Systems, Beef Production Systems, Farm Development, Health & Wellbeing
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Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Pasture systems Agronomist with a true passion for getting the most out of pasture and home grown feed. Total industry good focus and an end-goal of helping farmers get more from their systems with the resources they already have. A strong focus on farm systems, animal nutrition from home grown forage, soils and the environment. My role is an full extension and education role in the North Island (& sometimes South) too.
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Kerrie Fahey
  • Organisation AsureQuality
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu, Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details kerrie.fahey@asurequality.com M: 021 908 940
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Connector
Bio
Team Lead. AsureQuality provides quality assurance and veterinary services across a range of livestock including cattle, sheep, horses, alpacas, poultry, pigs and domestic animals. The Academy supports this service for staff and clients in Expert workshops and Course delivery. We can connect you to an industry expert to meet your farming needs.
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Don MacColl
  • Organisation StockCare
  • Location Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa
  • Contact Details don.maccoll@stockcare.co.nz M: 027 273 4822
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems
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Subject Matter Expert
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Julie McDade
  • Organisation Greenlea Premier Meats Ltd
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu, Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details julie@greenlea.co.nz P: 07 957 8130 M: 021 589 334
Areas of Expertise
Strategic Planning
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Julie is a qualified veterinarian but started her career working in the television industry in the USA. She spent 10 years doing sales, marketing and public relations for Time Warner before heading back to school to get a veterinary medical doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. She spent 3 years with an equine surgical referral practice in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Since moving to New Zealand in 2005, she has worked for the Ministry for Primary Industries and is now employed by Greenlea Premier Meats as business development manager. Julie represents Greenlea on the Red Meat Profit Partnership PGP partner advisory committee. Julie works on a range of projects and subject matters at Greenlea including value add, marketing, communications, government relations, industry activities, farm assurance, environmental stewardship and climate change. Julie has also served on the board of the New Zealand Veterinary Association. Other Area's of expertise include animal health, marketing, global food trends. environmental stewardship and climate change
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Hadley Edwards
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Connector
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Mark Ferguson
  • Organisation neXtgen Agri Ltd
  • Location Canterbury
  • Contact Details mark@nextgenagri.com M: 021 496 656
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Facilitator
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Laura Lake
  • Organisation Beef + Lamb New Zealand
  • Location Otago
  • Contact Details Laura.Lake@beeflambnz.com P: 03 448 9180 M: 027 553 1226
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Connector
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Annie O'Connell
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Facilitator
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Colin Tyler
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Facilitator
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Rachel Joblin
  • Location Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu
  • Contact Details racheljoblin@xtra.co.nz P: 06 376 8133 M: 027 558 8987
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Financial Management, Nutrient Management, Strategic Planning
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Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
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Sarah Bell
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Facilitator
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Heather Collins
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Facilitator
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Lochie MacGillivray
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Facilitator
Bio
Lochie is an expert in the following area's: Farmax Simulation Modelling, Farm Business Benchmarking and Analysis, Farm Succession planning, Farm environment planning, specialist pastures including lucerne and plantain, carbon neutral, soil conservation
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Melinda Turner
  • Organisation Nutrilink
  • Location Hawkes Bay
  • Contact Details mturner@nutrilink.co.nz P: 06 843 5680 M: 022 165 4396
Areas of Expertise
Nutrient Management
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Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Expertise - Independent fertiliser advice
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Paul McCauley
Areas of Expertise
Biosecurity
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
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Erica van Reenen
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Business Planning, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Nutrient Management, Resource Consent Applications, Sheep Production Systems
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Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Erica area's of expertise also include Business strategy and governance, Farmax, and Quality assurance programs
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Jason Griffin
  • Organisation Beef + Lamb New Zealand
  • Location Taranaki/Manawatu
  • Contact Details jason.griffin@beeflambnz.com P: 06 324 0390 M: 027 431 0225
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Connector
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Berni Saldias
Areas of Expertise
Animal Health
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Berni's area's of expertise include animal nutrition and fodder beet systems
Representative
Bex Warburton
Areas of Expertise
Financial Management
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Shelley Chadwick
  • Organisation Webb farry
  • Location Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details schadwick@webbfarry.co.nz P: 03 477 1078 M: 021 192 7747
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Governance, Resource Consent Applications, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Sara Sutherland
Areas of Expertise
Livestock Health and Welfare
Roles
Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
John Stantiall
  • Organisation Perrin Ag
  • Location Taranaki/Manawatu
  • Contact Details johns@perrinag.net.nz P: 07 349 1212 M: 027 476 9428
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Business Planning, Farm Development, Financial Management, Nutrient Management, Resource Consent Applications, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning
Roles
Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
John has over 35 years’ experience involved with consulting, research and extension in agriculture. His masters degree was in adult education. The last 17 years have been predominantly in the sheep and cattle sector, working with monitor farm programmes, discussion groups and individual clients help identify opportunities through good financial analysis and feed planning. The resulting continuous improvement experienced by clients and group members has been reflected in their performance and profitability.
Representative
Wayne Allan
  • Organisation Allan Ag Consulting
  • Location Canterbury
  • Contact Details wayne@allanag.co.nz M: 027 434 1790
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Deer Production Systems, Farm Development, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning
Roles
Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Gareth Young
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Greg Clarke
  • Organisation Greenlea Premier Meats Ltd
  • Location Waikato-BoP
  • Contact Details greg@greenlea.co.nz M: 021 285 5449
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Clinton Hemana
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Maria Shanks
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Adrian Brocksopp
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Nutrient Management, Sheep Production Systems
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Kelly Heckler
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Sara Elmes
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Janet Gregory
Areas of Expertise
Deer Production Systems, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Craig Riddiford
  • Organisation BWR
  • Location Hawkes Bay
  • Contact Details craigr@bwr.co.nz M: 021 046 5213
Areas of Expertise
Accountancy Services, Business Planning, Farm Governance, Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Anna Martyn
  • Organisation Atkinson & Associates
  • Location Waikato-BoP
  • Contact Details akmartyn@yahoo.com.au M: 021 247 2278
Areas of Expertise
Livestock Health and Welfare
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Corina Teague
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Jeremy Klingender
  • Organisation Ravensdown Limited
  • Location Hawkes Bay
  • Contact Details jwk@ravensdown.co.nz M: 021 900 483
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Aaron Baker
  • Organisation Total Ag
  • Location Northland
  • Contact Details aaron@total-ag.com M: 022 163 0474
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Business Planning, Financial Management, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Sam Johnston
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Jack Williams
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Phil McKenzie
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Governance, Farm Supervision, Financial Management, Strategic Planning
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
George Gibson
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Alison Whiteford
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector, Facilitator
Bio
Representative
Bob Cathcart
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Facilitator
Bio
Representative
Jenny Malcolm
  • Organisation Jenny Malcolm Value Coach
  • Location Canterbury, Otago
  • Contact Details jen.mmalcolm@outlook.com M: 027 447 7079
Areas of Expertise
Health & Wellbeing
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
I am passionate about helping people like you to access your inner resources to get what you want. Being a farmer I understand the challenges rural people face and the special lifestyle that farming offers families. Currently sheep and beef farming in North Otago, I have a background in dairy farming, dairy consulting and banking. Being a mother to 4 daughters has given me further valuable life experience. Vision, Purpose, Values, Goal Setting are my areas of expertise.
Representative
Hughan Pedlow
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Marcus Bousfield
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Mark Waldin
Areas of Expertise
Taking Ownership of Your Financials
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Dave Twaddle
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Mike Walsh
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
James Lindsay
Areas of Expertise
Succession and Transition Planning
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Paul Forman
  • Organisation ANZ
  • Location Taranaki/Manawatu
  • Contact Details paul.forman@anz.com M: 021 618 575
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Bryce Devane
Areas of Expertise
Taking Ownership of Your Financials
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Regan Wright
  • Organisation ANZ
  • Location Waikato-BoP
  • Contact Details Regan.Wright@anz.com P: 07 8378147 M: 021 879 428
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Sean Stafford
  • Organisation ANZ
  • Location Wairarapa
  • Contact Details sean.stafford@anz.com P: 06 352 9179 M: 027 290 4180
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Bill Hodgson
Areas of Expertise
Taking Ownership of Your Financials
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Jack Meehan
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Sian Mitchell
Areas of Expertise
Taking Ownership of Your Financials
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Graham Shapland
Areas of Expertise
Taking Ownership of Your Financials
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Paul McLean
  • Organisation ANZ
  • Location Taranaki/Manawatu
  • Contact Details paul.mclean@anz.com M: 027 431 9887
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Rachel Callaghan
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Jeremy Leigh
  • Organisation Ruminant Health
  • Location Waikato-BoP
  • Contact Details jmleigh@xtra.co.nz M: 027 242 2838
Areas of Expertise
Animal Health, Beef Production Systems, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Sheep Production Systems
Roles
Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Jeremy has a varied and practical background in farming, animal health and a more recent environmental interest. He graduated from Massey University in 2000 with degrees in Veterinary science and Agriculture and worked as a veterinarian in the wider Waikato and UK until 2012 when he increased his involvement in the family business. The farm has grown to 800ha and involves calf rearing, intensive beef finishing and a productive sheep flock. With the arrival of Healthy Rivers, Jeremy has completed the advanced Sustainable Nutrient Management course at Massey University and has formed a sub catchment group. Jeremy is also a Wormwise facilitator
Representative
Amy Watts
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Facilitator
Bio
Representative
Hereward Basher
Areas of Expertise
Taking Ownership of Your Financials
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Rebecca McNutt
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Willie Watson
  • Organisation Blue Sky Meats
  • Location Southland
  • Contact Details willie@bluesky.co.nz P: 03 231 3421 M: 021 2237561
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Tony Hammington
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Facilitator
Bio
Representative
Katinka Mitchell
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Camille Flack
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Facilitator
Bio
Representative
Danielle Scott
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Rachael Handy
  • Organisation Primary ITO
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu, Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details rachael.handy@primaryito.ac.nz M: 027 438 3196
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
We engage with many farmers and their teams throughout the country on a daily basis, constantly encouraging learning and personal growth. We have a team of skilled Training Advisors on the ground that specialise in People Capability, establishing plans to align with both business and personal goals and aspirations
Representative
Garth Nielsen-Vold
  • Organisation FarmIQ
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu, Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details garth.nv@farmiq.co.nz M: 021 915 427
Areas of Expertise
Technology and Software
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
FarmIQ Specialist
Representative
Gary Massicks
  • Organisation BakerAg
  • Location Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu
  • Contact Details gary@bakerag.co.nz M: 027 585 3222
Areas of Expertise
Arable Systems, Beef Production Systems, Business Planning, Farm Development, Farm Governance, Financial Management, Resource Consent Applications, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning
Roles
Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Gary is an Agricultural Consultant with BakerAg. Based in Feilding and works with clients in the Lower North Island. He is a facilitator of RMPP Action Network Groups and Beef and Lamb Farming for Profit programmes. Works in all areas of farming systems including feed and financial budgeting, succession planning, nutrient budgeting.
Representative
Phil Tither
Areas of Expertise
Arbitration and Meditation, Beef Production Systems, Business Planning, Farm Development, Farm Supervision, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning
Roles
Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Phil is also an expert in the area's of Farmax Simulation Modelling, Farm Business Benchmarking and Analysis and Farm Succession planning
Representative
Julia Galwey
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector, Facilitator
Bio
Representative
Renee Hogg
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector, Facilitator
Bio
Representative
Luke Palmer
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Facilitator
Bio
Representative
Ben Trotter
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist
Roles
Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Paul Brough
Areas of Expertise
Taking Ownership of Your Financials
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Adrian Brown
Areas of Expertise
Taking Ownership of Your Financials
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
https://www.rabobank.co.nz/branch/north-island/gisborne/
Representative
David Mackenzie
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Tony Egan
  • Organisation Greenlea Premier Meats Ltd
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu, Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details tony.egan@greenlea.co.nz P: 07 957 5183 M: 021 572 530
Areas of Expertise
Farm Governance, Strategic Planning
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Tony Egan is the managing director of family owned beef processor Greenlea Premier Meats. He previously served as the CEO of AsureQuality and prior to that was the CEO of AFFCO. Tony has spent his entire career in the meat industry. He has held a range of governance positions. He is currently the Chairman of AgMardt, a director at Dairy Goat Coop, a member of the MIA Council and has a seat on the Primary Sector Council.
Representative
Gill Murray
  • Organisation Ministry of Education
  • Location Wairarapa
  • Contact Details gill.murray@xtra.co.nz P: 063773277 M: 027 336 5000
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Matt Hore
  • Organisation Rural Business Advisors
  • Location Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details matt.hore@rba.nz M: 022 652 5909
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Facilitator
Bio
Representative
Sarah O'Connell
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector, Facilitator
Bio
Representative
Barbara McDermott
Areas of Expertise
Succession and Transition Planning
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
I advise on a wide range of matters including buying, selling, leasing, and subdividing rural properties, business structuring, financing, and guarantees and buying and selling livestock. I am an accredited specialist in the property law section of the New Zealand Law Society.
Representative
Brent Paterson
  • Organisation Rural Directions
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu, Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details brent@ruraldirections.co.nz M: 027 486 4276
Areas of Expertise
Employment advice, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Governance, Farm Supervision, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
I developed Rural Directions in 2003 and have built the business into a primary sector service provider with people (Rural Directions Recruitment and HR) and technical land management advisory (Rural Directions Advisory Services). We have specialists providers in their sectors yet have a collaborative approach to solving problems.
Representative
Sarah Williams
  • Organisation North Canterbury Vet Clinics
  • Location Canterbury
  • Contact Details sarah@ncvets.co.nz M: 027 455 2215
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Meredith Mackenzie
  • Organisation Everest People
  • Location Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Taranaki/Manawatu
  • Contact Details meredith@everestpeople.co.nz M: 021 247 2673
Areas of Expertise
Employment advice, Livestock Health and Welfare, Strategic Planning
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
I am an HR consultant with experience as a vet and agribusiness banker. My role now takes me all around the country helping farmers with strategic discussions about staff employment, assistance with policies, and support during the difficult times when things aren’t going so well. I help employers find good staff, set them up for success, and provide training and on-going support for farming managers. I am an experienced facilitator with a strong understanding of the sector.
Representative
Dot McDonald
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Facilitator
Bio
Representative
Alison Worth
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu, Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details alison.worth@farmiq.co.nz P: 0212286299 M: 0212286299
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Landscape Advice
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
The Environment Lead for FarmIQ, I support farmers with the development of quality digital FEPs that create value for their businesses. I also help RPs create efficiencies with data capture and analysis across complete farm systems. I have been a farm environment consultant for many years, hold a BSc - Environmental & Biological Science, Sustainable Nutrient Management, Advanced Sustainable Nutrient Management, and GHG Emissions and Reporting. I am also a final round judge for the Waikato region - Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
Representative
Emma Pettigrew
Areas of Expertise
Animal Breeding and Genetics, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
I am currently a Ph.D. student at Massey University, in the final stages of writing my thesis, about selecting replacement ewes born to ewe hoggets. I grew up on a stud sheep and beef farm in the Northern Manawatu, where we farmed Romney, Texel, and Finnish Landrace sheep, and Simmental cattle. I have a passion for New Zealand's agricultural industry, with an interest in genetics and breeding, particularly for sheep.
Representative
Kate Wyeth
  • Organisation JK Patnership
  • Location Wairarapa
  • Contact Details jkwyeth362@gmail.com M: 027 818 1002
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Financial Management
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Richard Smith
  • Location Waikato-BoP, Hawkes Bay, Taranaki/Manawatu, Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details richard@lightsmith.co.nz M: 021 401 434
Areas of Expertise
Health & Wellbeing, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Over the last 6 years, I have done private performance consultancy work as part of his LightSmith Performance Consultancy. Work has included Synliat Dairy, Ngai Tahu, NZ Rugby, English Rugby Union, BUPA Healthcare, KiwiCare, Lincoln University, NZ Spinal Trust, Farmlands, Craigmore Farms, Golden Health, RX Plastics, NZ Merino, RMPP Action Network and Sheffield Recruitment. -5 Years as High-Performance Coach Development Manager for NZ Cricket. -High-Performance Leader at Crusaders Super Rugby -11 years as a High-Performance Coaching Consultant for High-Performance Sport NZ. I've worked alongside key high-performance coaches in Athletics, Cricket, Bike, Triathlon, Paralympics, and the Winter Olympic Programme, assisting them in their ongoing professional development. -Prior to this, he has worked in education as a teacher, HOD, Assistant Principal, and Lecturer. He graduated from the University of Otago and the University of Canterbury. -A rugby coach at various levels for the last 22 years including Canterbury U19, Colts, Canterbury B, and a World Championship winning coach with NZ U19 at the IRB U19 Championships in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is a published author, co-writing 'Sports Coaching and Learning' with Neil Fleming and Graeme Robson. In his spare time, he has previously played rugby to1st Class level; been involved in white water kayaking and multi-sport, has competed in the Coast to Coast, and these days enjoys riding his bike and flying fishing.
Representative
Melonie Sheppard
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu, Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details mel.sheppard@outlook.com P: 03 547 7720 M: 027 551 9944
Areas of Expertise
Employment advice
Roles
Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Mel is a Human Resources (HR) Consultant working with sheep and beef farmers and groups throughout NZ. Recently she was the HR Manager for Moutere Management Ltd managing all Human Resource functions for 10 companies (210 staff) within the Moutere Group. The companies include 14 forestry logging crews, a forestry equipment design and manufacturing business, retail outlet for forestry and outdoor gear and café. Prior to this role Mel has always worked with sheep, beef and dairy farmers with: * 6 years working in people capability development for RMPP; * 5 years as the HR Manager with Lone Star Farms which had 9 sheep and beef farming properties with around 55 staff running approximately 150,000 su from Makarora up to the Wairarapa. * 14 years in farm and HR consultancy roles. Mel works with both individual farmers and groups to look at our staff management practices including what good looks like, legal obligations, hiring to thriving and overcoming people problems.
Representative
Jason Archer
  • Organisation Abacus Bio Limited
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu, Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details jarcher@abacusbio.co.nz P: 029 489 9138 M: 029 489 9138
Areas of Expertise
Animal Breeding and Genetics, Beef Production Systems, Deer Production Systems
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
I have worked in beef cattle (& deer) breeding and management for over 25 years, starting in Australia and then in New Zealand since 2002. I have post-graduate qualifications (PhD) in animal breeding, and have been involved in setting up and running several progeny test programs on commercial farms, fitting the programs in with practical management of cattle on these places. More recently I have worked with several international beef breed associations in USA, Canada and Australia to develop economic selection indexes, and so have a broad international perspective on beef production systems and economics. I have a passion for improving meat quality in beef, and have worked with farmer groups to help them understand the science behind meat quality and translate that into on-farm practices to improve grading outcomes.
Representative
Meg Simpson
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Farm Development, Farm Supervision, Sheep Production Systems
Roles
Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Self employed Farm Consultant based out of South Canterbury. Specialist areas are dairy and beef production systems, animal nutrition, young stock rearing and farm oversight. Lincoln University with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Hons I). Experience in dairy farm management and developments, and farm consultancy.
Representative
Simon Marshall
  • Organisation Dannevirke Vet Services
  • Location Wairarapa
  • Contact Details simon@vsdvk.co.nz M: 021 0254 4348
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Facilitator
Bio
Representative
Richard Lee
  • Organisation HB Vet Limited
  • Location Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa
  • Contact Details Richard@hbvet.co.nz M: 027 444 7588
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems
Roles
Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Richard is a subject matter expert in Parasitology, Ruminant Reproduction, Animal Health as well as sheep and beef production systems
Representative
Ian Millner
  • Organisation Rural Directions
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu, Nelson/West Coast, Canterbury
  • Contact Details Ian@ruraldirections.co.nz M: 027 496 6380
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Development, Resource Consent Applications, Strategic Planning
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Senior Advisor - Land management tertiary qualifications - Science and resource management farming experience (sheep, beef and forestry) 8 years with HBRC working in Land management, Policy development, and Ruataniwha water storage scheme. private consultant with 20years agricultural/ resource management experience. Independent resource management commissioner.
Representative
Dan Billing
  • Organisation ANZ
  • Location Taranaki/Manawatu
  • Contact Details dan.billing@anz.com M: 027 444 2173
Areas of Expertise
Taking Ownership of Your Financials
Roles
Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Nicolas Caviale-Delzescaux
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
I am currently the Project Manager for the Whangawehi Catchment Management Group based in Mahia. The project is holistic and involves the entire community. Please refer to whangawehi.com for further details. Other area's of expertise and work with Hawkes Bay District council include catchment scale restoration planning, Integrated Catchment Management work, Pest control planning Project management, community work. Farm planning, erosion control, riparian planting. Nutrient planning
Representative
Robin Murray
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Jamiee Coulter
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Currently working as an agronomist for PGG Wrightson Seeds in the Otago area, Have 4 years experience prior with Ravensdown working as an agri manager in the central Otago area. Also have been farming a beef trading and finishing farm with my partner in millers flat. I studied a bachelor of Agriculture at Lincoln and have strong knowledge around agronomy in dry land and irrigated situations. Also have plenty of experience developing extensive hill country and dry land to irrigated.
Representative
Bryan Rendle
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Melissa Sowden
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector, Facilitator
Bio
Representative
Peter Andrew
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Facilitator
Bio
Representative
Stephen Thomson
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Facilitator
Bio
Representative
Lynsey Stratford
Areas of Expertise
Employment advice, Health & Wellbeing
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
I work in people management and development, primarily in the agriculture industry. For the past four years I've worked with PeopleMAD. I have experience with employment law, health and safety and training and development. I've run a number of workshops for DairyNZ including their FarmTune lean management programme (for the past four years) and I also ran Safety Sorted for them across NZ last year. I love farming and I'm an equity partner in a dairy farm in Southland where I live. I manage this with my husband.
Representative
Sarah Watson
Areas of Expertise
Employment advice, Health & Wellbeing
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
I am part of the team at PeopleMAD, we work with Agribusinesses in the South Island providing training and support in all areas of people management and development. I have nearly 30 years experience of hands on people management, development and leadership. I am an experienced trainer and facilitator of change on farm and pride myself on having a farm friendly approach. I have delivered workshops and conferences to groups from 5 to 500 for over 15 years. I am a NZIPIM Certified People Management Consultant. Most of my work is with farm leaders, manager and teams to create work environments that support productivity and performance through people. Experience as a sharemilker and farm supervisor for large-scale operations means I have a real-world understanding of the challenges leaders and managers face when leading their teams on farm.
Representative
Morgan Bell
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Western North Island territory manager for Corteva Agriscience. Bachelor of Agriscience at Massey university
Representative
Chad Hoggard
Areas of Expertise
Taking Ownership of Your Financials
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Paul Daly
  • Organisation emnz
  • Location Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details paul@emnz.co.nz M: 022 060 6656
Areas of Expertise
Arable Systems, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Health & Wellbeing, Horticulture Systems, Water Quality Treatment Systems
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Paul is a director of EMNZ/Nature-farm. This company is at the fore front of developing microbial products that support NZ farmers. These products are designed to boost natural systems and enhance performance. They work with both biological and conventional systems to enhance rather than negatively impact the environment. EMNZ was founded in 2001 by my father Mike Daly and has served the Ag and Horticulture sector since.
Representative
Jonathan Porteous
  • Organisation Agtrac
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu, Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago
  • Contact Details jonathan.porteous@agtrac.co.nz M: 021 716 992
Areas of Expertise
Livestock Health and Welfare
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Livestock Precision Specialist. Livestock Data Specialist
Representative
Lisa Hay
  • Organisation Agtrac
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu, Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details lisa.hay@agtrac.co.nz
Areas of Expertise
Livestock Health and Welfare
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
I have been working for Agtrac for over 10 years, managing farmers livestock related data. Providing technical support on animal data and how to utilize it to gain the most out of it.
Representative
Dan Cameron
  • Organisation Terra Centric Ltd
  • Location Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago
  • Contact Details dan@terracentric.co.nz P: 0212489972 M: 0212489972
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Development, Farm Landscape Advice
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
I believe that New Zealand Agriculture is more than an industry - it™s an identity and a community of some of the world™s most innovative, resourceful & hardworking people adapting to change and better ways of doing things. I want to see people everywhere recognize and thank farmers for restoring waterways, planting trees and bringing life back to productive landscapes. To achieve this, I'm looking to engage with farmers who want to be on this journey but don™t know where to start or are finding it too challenging, or are already taking action but need an efficient and cost-effective strategy to help them succeed. My overall goal is to provide a way forward that gives certainty and confidence to the people & businesses I work with. I am a qualified Landscape Architect and member of the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects. I currently provide services to farmers, landowners and other primary sector clients all over Canterbury including Dairy, Deer, Sheep, Beef and Arable. One of my most interesting, complex, challenging and rewarding projects has been working with both the Waimakariri and Central Plains Irrigation Schemes to lead and co-ordinate the catchment-scale planning and design of biodiversity restoration and protection for waterways and wetlands. This has enabled them to seek funding support, form catchment group objectives and liaise effectively with other agencies such as Councils.
Representative
Anna Cuming
Areas of Expertise
Taking Ownership of Your Financials
Roles
Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Peter Bacchus
  • Location Waikato-BoP, Hawkes Bay, Taranaki/Manawatu
  • Contact Details p.bacchus@farmside.co.nz P: 06 858 6273 M: 027 263 2521
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Pania Flint
  • Organisation BASE Enterprises
  • Location Taranaki/Manawatu
  • Contact Details paniaflint@gmail.com M: 027 7181076
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Facilitator
Bio
Representative
Stephanie Sloan
  • Organisation Landmark Advisory
  • Location Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu
  • Contact Details sas.sloan@gmail.com M: 021 224 4030
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist, Nutrient Management
Roles
Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Jana Hocken
  • Organisation The Lean Farm Project
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu, Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details jana@improve8.com M: 021 201 7217
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Strategic Planning
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
With a solid foundation as an engineer with Toyota, Jana brings almost 20 years of experience practicing, leading, teaching and implementing lean and continuous improvement culture and methodologies into companies globally. She has successfully helped hundreds of companies across Europe, America, Asia and Australasia, apply lean thinking to improve their operations. Jana has worked across most industry sectors including automotive, rail, aerospace, defence, healthcare, government, finance, IT and agriculture. More recently Jana has helped to bring lean concepts to farming, implementing lean on her family’s 1000 head dairy farm in NZ. She is the founder of The LeanFarm Project and has delivered her successful LeanFarm training workshops to over 850 farmers and growers across NZ, Australia, and Europe and engaged with thousands of farmers around the world, speaking at numerous agricultural events. Her workshops help every farmer use lean principles to eliminate waste, reduce costs, save time, create empowered teams and develop efficient farming businesses. She has worked with multiple RMPP groups. Jana also published her successful book The Lean Dairy Farm globally in 2019.
Representative
Delwyn Pringle
  • Organisation BakerAg
  • Location Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa
  • Contact Details delwyn@bakerag.co.nz P: 06 370 6935 M: 027 537 7704
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector, Facilitator
Bio
Delwyn has been with BakerAg in Masterton for almost 17 years and is the Co-ordinator of the Keinzley AgVet Sheep & Beef Farm Business of the Year Competition which is held on an annual basis in the Wairarapa and takes a lead role in several event management projects that BakerAg have an involvement in within the Wairarapa, Tararua, Manawatu and Rangitikei regions, including RMPP Action Network Groups and B+LNZ Farming for Profit Field days, this has enabled her to have a very large network of subject matter experts to call upon for a wide range of events including Action Network Groups.
Representative
Doug Drysdale
  • Location Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu
  • Contact Details doug.drysdale@gmail.com P: 06 356 7020 M: 021 232 9139
Areas of Expertise
Strategic Planning
Roles
Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Currently completing a PhD at Massey but was previously a rural school principal and was heavily involved in facilitating groups of school principals and teachers. The focus of my PhD revolves around measuring change in farmers' self-efficacy while they participated in an agricultural extension activity (based at Riverside Farm) and the impact it might have on future farm system changes. Teaching in rural areas has given me an understanding of the highs and lows experienced within the farming community. I also have a son currently managing one of the Landcorp Farms, so have had a bit to do with sheep and beef farming over the years.
Representative
Greg Sheppard
  • Organisation Sheppard Agriculture
  • Location Hawkes Bay, Taranaki/Manawatu, Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough
  • Contact Details greg@sheppardagriculture.co.nz M: 027 434 9340
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Business Planning, Farm Development, Financial Management, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning
Roles
Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Kathryne Easton
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Landscape Advice, Farm Supervision, Financial Management, Health & Wellbeing, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning
Roles
Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
A long term farmer and Rural Porfessional having been a Station Manager and farmer in my own right. Work in the Rural Porfessional side as Fertiliser specialist, Land Management Advisor, Sustainable Dairy Advisor, Rural Consultant and Lead Field Advisor in the Environmental space. Personal experience in farming has given me the understanding of the challenges we are faced with on a daily basis and the changing parameters in which we farm, focusing on Sustainability, Profitability and Farmer Wellbeing.
Representative
Kolja Schaller
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Landscape Advice
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Kate Scott
  • Organisation Landpro
  • Location Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details kate@landpro.co.nz M: +64 27 495 7486
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Strategic Planning
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Kate Scott Executive Director - Landpro Ltd Founder/Lead Strategist - GroundHQ Ltd Qualifications Nuffield Scholar BA (Geography) & (Political Science) I am the founder and an Executive Director of Landpro Limited, a planning and surveying company I jointly founded in 2007. Since its formation, Landpro has grown from a team of one to a team of 45, with offices now located throughout New Zealand. I have also recently founded GroundHQ, an environmental advisory firm focused solely on the agriculture, food and fibre sector, providing expertise in agriculture, regulation and policy and agricultural technology to foster environmental excellence within agri-business, and to help create agri-environmental frameworks at a regional and national level. With over 18 years experience in the rural planning and environmental space, a core interest is in supporting on farm environmental best practice. Prior to the formation of Landpro, my husband and I were managing a 200ha irrigated dairy farm. I am passionate about the primary industries and the environment and work across a broad range of sectors including dairy, sheep and beef, horticulture and viticulture. In 2018 I completed my Nuffield Scholarship, looking at Enabling Better Environmental Outcomes in Agriculture, which focused on identifying pathways from the ground up to help the agriculture, food and fibre sector within New Zealand move towards monetising sustainability and setting a long-term strategic plan for the sector. My interest in this topic has only deepened since the completion of my Nuffield, especially given myfirst-hand knowledge as a resource management planner of the changing regulatory environment that the agri-sector is facing. I now spend much of my time working with clients undertaking strategic environmental positioning work to help ensure the decisions made on farm are sustainable in the long term both financially and environmentally.
Representative
Christina Bright
  • Organisation Landpro
  • Location Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details christina@landpro.co.nz P: 03 445 9905 M: 027 3800498
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Resource Consent Applications
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
I am a graduate from the University of Otago with 6 years’ experience in hydrological research, collecting high-quality data and undertaking analysis for my own research and collaborations, and have recently completed my PhD. My interests lie in resource management, land-use water interactions, water quantity and quality, people and communities. I am a member of the Planning and Environmental Team at Landpro Ltd. I am involved in a wide range of environmental science and planning projects, responsible for providing technical advice on matters related to water quantity and quality.
Representative
Byron Taylor
Areas of Expertise
Taking Ownership of Your Financials
Roles
Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
https://www.rabobank.co.nz/agribusiness/farm-ownership/
Representative
Hamish Campbell
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Facilitator
Bio
Senior Agri Manager at Ravensdown in North Otago since late 2013 Bachelor of Agricultural Science with Honours CNMA
Representative
Lilian Harley
  • Organisation Allegrow
  • Location Waikato-BoP, Gisborne
  • Contact Details lilian@allegrow.co.nz M: 021 378 308
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Horticulture Systems, Resource Consent Applications
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Allegrow Limited is a specialist environmental consulting business with a focus on working with farmers and growers to achieve environmental goals. We can help prepare Overseer Nutrient Budgets, Farm Environment Plans and Resource Consent Applications. In addition to being a Certified Nutrient Management Adviser under NMACP, I am an HBRC Approved provider of FEMPs, Dairy NZ approved provider of Sustainable Milk Plans and a chartered member of Engineering NZ and a member of the New Zealand Association of Resource Management (NZARM).
Representative
Canaan Ahu
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist, Animal Health, Arable Systems
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Previous experience working 6years with large animal vets across Canterbury educating + servicing minerals + helping resolve animal health issues. Then with some changing life circumstances, I decided to get back to my soil background in order to have an impact on the root of these greater issues. Currently, Agrownomics is involved in bringing independent advice to soil and crop nutrition for farmers, believing that in order to build profitable and resilient systems we need to start from the soil. Currently, 80% of our work is in the dairy industry but we are also involved in cropping, market gardening + sheep & beef.
Representative
David Hadfield
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu
  • Contact Details thehadfields@xtra.co.nz M: +6421344429
Areas of Expertise
Health & Wellbeing
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Dave Hadfield - Director, Mind Plus. Dip Bus Studies, BA, MA Ex farmer & University lecturer. Worked in NZ elite sport and internationally as a high-performance consultant - covering a wide range of issues, including cultural change, mental skills, coaching, behavioural change and leadership. Consultant to NZ Rugby for 20 years working with Super, NPC & national teams. Worked off-shore in rugby with the national rugby teams of USA, Tonga, Fiji, Samoa & Georgia before and at Rugby World Cups and in Major League baseball. Have also consulted in the rural and corporate sectors during the last 20 years.
Representative
Sean Bennett
Areas of Expertise
Accountancy Services, Beef Production Systems, Business Planning, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Financial Management, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning
Roles
Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Brent Irving
Areas of Expertise
Taking Ownership of Your Financials
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Madeline Hall
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
I work with farmers and foresters to reduce their impact on water quality and remain resilient under a changing climate at the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. I have focused on climate change and carbon forestry in New Zealand for the last 5 years and can provide advice on the science of climate change, climate change policy in New Zealand, and how landowners can utilise carbon forestry or other funding schemes on-farm.
Representative
Jarrod Godfrey
Areas of Expertise
Accountancy Services
Roles
Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Craig Simpson
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector, Facilitator
Bio
Representative
Kate Good
  • Organisation Ballance Agri-Nutrients
  • Location Taranaki/Manawatu
  • Contact Details Kate.good@ballance.co.nz P: 027 4898033
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Facilitator
Bio
Representative
Vivienne Cruickshank
Areas of Expertise
Farm Development, Horticulture Systems
Roles
Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Kristy Staples
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Facilitator
Bio
Representative
Sharl Liebergreen
  • Organisation Abacus Bio Limited
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu, Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details sliebergreen@abacusbio.co.nz P: 03 477 6375 M: 021 522 999
Areas of Expertise
Animal Breeding and Genetics
Roles
Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Sharl has worked closely with a wide range of seed-stock breeders throughout New Zealand and internationally, commercialising and fostering the adoption of genetic and genomic technology in the sheep and beef sectors. He has a wealth of one-on-one farmer experience and commercial reality, helping farmers understand why and how to use novel on-farm technologies. In his consulting role he focuses on the needs of farmers, using data analysis, project management and strategic skills to ensure that technology is understood and used in appropriate ways, maximising a return on investment for farming. Within AbacusBio his focus is on Breeding program review and restructuring; Technology adoption and implementation; Data analysis and database utilisation; Facilitation and project management. Bachelor of Agricultural Science
Representative
Megan McCall
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Debbie Care
  • Organisation AgVice Ltd
  • Location Waikato-BoP
  • Contact Details agvice@xtra.co.nz M: 027 242 0586
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector, Facilitator
Bio
Representative
Tafi Manjala
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Farm Supervision, Strategic Planning
Roles
Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Tafi has over 23 years' experience in the rural industry (16 years in Northland) in roles that include managing farms, extension, team leadership and banking, hence well positioned to deliver, evaluate and improve extension programmes, provide advice and support in planning, as well as implementation of whole farm system for performance to drive profitability, working in group settings or one on one.
Representative
Willy Rathbone
Areas of Expertise
Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning
Roles
Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Briar Huggett
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector, Facilitator
Bio
Representative
Rob Hewitt
  • Organisation Aspiring Agri Management Ltd
  • Location Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details rob@aspiring-agri.co.nz M: 027 208 7044
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Farm Governance, Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning
Roles
Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Libby Wood
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Livestock Health and Welfare, Technology and Software
Roles
Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Sarah Barr
  • Organisation Coach Approach Rural
  • Location Canterbury, Otago
  • Contact Details sarah@ruralcoach.co.nz M: 027 444 9380
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning
Roles
Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
A strong and enduring background & participation in farming and rural communities offers real understanding of the issues facing clients. Last 5 years spent empowering & enabling individuals and farm business’s through succession, business & strategic planning and team culture development to achieve their goals.
Representative
Geordie Mccallum
  • Organisation Wairarapa Property Consultants
  • Location Wairarapa
  • Contact Details geordiem007@gmail.com P: 06 378 6672 M: 021 980 117
Areas of Expertise
Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning
Roles
Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Will Cuttance
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Nutrient Management, Sheep Production Systems
Roles
Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Andrew Dowling
  • Organisation PGG Wrightson
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu
  • Contact Details adowling@pggwrightson.co.nz M: 027 566 6013
Areas of Expertise
Animal Health, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Andrew Dowling BVSc Technical Manager PGG Wrightson Ltd I have worked in the sheep, beef, deer and dairy farming communities for 14 years as a vet and then as a technical expert at PGG Wrightson Ltd for 10 years. I review farming systems and animal health plans to make sure they fit the capability of the farm and the needs of the system. My special interests include internal parasite management, liver fluke and teaching concepts to farmers so they can make informed decisions in their farm system. I am a Wormwise facilitator.
Representative
Laura Keenan
  • Organisation Agricom
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu
  • Contact Details lkeenan@agricom.co.nz P: 027 541 2232 M: 027 541 2232
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist, Arable Systems, Beef Production Systems, Deer Production Systems, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Development, Nutrient Management, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning
Roles
Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
My role as an agronomist starts at the grass roots level. Total dry matter production produced per hectare drives the capacity of farmland and is an integral part of the decision making process when it comes to developing farm cropping plans and improving farm performance and profitability. Involvement within this process provides a constructive environment for all members of the farm team to contribute to what is commonly a priority goal, to improve the production potential of individual farms, and by default, lifting the performance of the whole primary industry. In addition, this role allows you be a trouble-shooter, combined with a trusted advisor to get the best results for a particular farmer in a particular set of environmental circumstances, and it is this tailored approach that I believe is integral to achieving client success. Each farm and each farmer is different, thus it is one's ability to tailor their technical style which drives large scale outcomes while on farm.
Representative
Mathew Stoddart
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Robert Fraser
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Genevieve Steven
  • Organisation KPMG
  • Location Canterbury
  • Contact Details gsteven@kpmg.co.nz P: 03 307 0761 M: 027 281 8731
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector, Facilitator
Bio
Representative
Jo Kerslake
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Gary Walton
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Farm Development, Sheep Production Systems
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Steven Howarth
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Business Planning, Financial Management, Nutrient Management, Sheep Production Systems
Roles
Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Tony Ramshaw
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Ross Neal
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Katherine Gillespie
  • Organisation Grow Forte
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu
  • Contact Details growforte@gmail.com P: 06 328 4747 M: 027 296 5917
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Health & Wellbeing, Strategic Planning
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Seeing people become stronger and healthier because of meaningful connections is the reason I do what I do. Through my business GrowForté, I coach Individuals, Farm Teams, Leaders, and Communities to help them hone their personal development, emotional intelligence , and communication & leadership skills.
Representative
Steve Knight
Areas of Expertise
Technology and Software
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
FarmIQ Expert
Representative
Keith Wright
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Tracey Burgess-Jones
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Facilitator
Bio
Representative
Sue Cumberworth
  • Organisation The Agribusiness Group
  • Location Canterbury
  • Contact Details sue.cumberworth@gmail.com P: 03 365 6804 M: 027 628 6110
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning
Roles
Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Daniel Shand
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu, Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details stockmanagernz@gmail.com P: 03 315 8026 M: 027 327 6004
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning, Technology and Software
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
I am a high country farmer from North Canterbury with a background in software and data systems. I completed a Nuffield on the use of mobile technology in the red meat sector in 2014 and have since spent time looking at data driven decisions and systems understanding.
Representative
Braydon Schroder
  • Organisation Perrin Ag
  • Location Waikato-BoP, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu
  • Contact Details braydon@perrinag.net.nz P: 021 303 645 M: 021 303 645
Areas of Expertise
Employment advice, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Development, Farm Supervision, Financial Management, Succession and Transition Planning
Roles
Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Braydon has had experience with consulting, research and extension in agriculture. His first class honours degree allowed him to research strategic business options (including succession) for farmers in the later stage of their careers. With a mixed background of both sheep/beef and dairy systems, he is now working for Perrin Ag Consultants doing farm supervision, financial analysis and planning, feed budgeting, farm system reviews, farm benchmarking and environmental planning.
Representative
Shona Frengley
  • Organisation Alliance Group
  • Location Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details sfrengley@alliance.co.nz P: 03 214 2725 M: 027 275 6833
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Deane Carson
  • Organisation Agribusiness Consultants
  • Location Southland
  • Contact Details deane@agribusiness.co.nz P: 03 218 8850 M: 027 444 2326
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Facilitator
Bio
Representative
Marc Brakenrig
Areas of Expertise
Accountancy Services, Financial Management
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Linda Taggart
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Victoria Butterick
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Lee Matheson
  • Organisation Perrin Ag
  • Location Waikato-BoP
  • Contact Details lee@perrinag.net.nz M: 029 395 5312
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Financial Management, Nutrient Management, Sheep Production Systems
Roles
Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Bruce Mudgway
  • Organisation Greenlea Premier Meats Ltd
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu
  • Contact Details bruce@greenlea.co.nz M: 021 241 4907
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Known in the industry as "Mudgey", Bruce has spent the past 8 years as the Livestock Procurement Manager at Greenlea Premier Meats. He has worked in the industry for 38 years and covered all aspects of livestock including store replacements, killable fat stock and livestock auctioneer. Bruce has a passion for the industry and is able to share real experiences with farmers. He wishes to connect with farmers who are questioning the status quo, thinking outside the square and challenging "nromal" farming practice.
Representative
Lauren Cameron
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Aaron Duggan
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Hamish Mulcock
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Product Development Agronomist employed by PGG Wrightson Seeds with ability to offer technical support for a wide range of forage species and set up of trials evaluating various agronomic inputs including seed, fertiliser and herbicides.
Representative
Sarah McKenzie
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Hazel Willis
Areas of Expertise
Arbitration and Meditation, Beef Production Systems, Livestock Health and Welfare
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
My background is in rural veterinary practice with a specialisation in infectious disease control. I am trained in extension and project management. I have a Masters in Veterinary Infectious Disease Control and experience in setting up on farm control/prevention plans for BVD, TB and Johnes. I also have experience with TBfree and NAIT compliance. I’m very interested in helping farmers utilise the EID technology to make production gains.
Representative
Rebecca Howe
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Craig Williamson
Areas of Expertise
Taking Ownership of Your Financials
Roles
Connector, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Matthew Waterworth
Areas of Expertise
Accountancy Services, Financial Management
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Representative
Peter Burton
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu, Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details peter@dolomite.co.nz P: 03 434 8656 M: 027 495 0041
Areas of Expertise
Nutrient Management
Roles
Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Both my wife Coralie and I are trained teachers. Coralie has a BSc. My qualifications are in eductaion. After 10 years of dairy farming the last 28 years we've been spent in the soil fertility industry developing products and programmes that are not reliant on regular applications of fertiliser nitrogen. Measures including independent analysis show that these programmes grow significantly more annual pasture than any conventional N reliant system. The programmes also provide a steady increase in pasture production due to ongoing carbon sequestration with production on a monitor property (intensive dairy) regularly exceeding 20 tonne DM/ha anually. Independent measuring shows that Nitrate N losses to groundwater, from the monitor property are 70% less than those from a neighbouring property regularly applying urea. Total farm performance and profitability is superior in every respect. There is a large amount of accumulated measures including VSA's undertaken by Graham Shepherd that can be made available if of interest. There are also long-term sheep and beef clients that are willing to share their experiences and we are always keen to host interested people on the properties of long-term client clients.
Representative
John King
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist, Beef Production Systems, Business Planning, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Landscape Advice, Financial Management, Health & Wellbeing, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning
Roles
Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
John King specialises in regenerative agriculture. John brings techniques that cover farm problem solving, observation skills, and creativity focusing on these topics:, family communication and decision-making, habits and time management, ecological relationships between soil, plants, and livestock, grazing planning and techniques (as opposed to feed budgeting therefore making farm environment plans workable), and rethinking financial budgeting to prioritise profit with on-farm investment and enterprises rather than using tax categories.
Representative
Beau Neill
  • Organisation RMPP
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu, Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details beau.neill@rmpp.co.nz M: 027 828 1057
Areas of Expertise
Roles
Connector
Bio
Representative
Simon Park
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting
Roles
Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
Bio
Farmers everywhere are facing the challenge of running a profitable business while meeting rising expectations on environment performance, especially related to freshwater. I have had over 20 years experience working with farmers, scientists, councils, government and industry agencies on reducing land use impacts on water. My speciality is bringing together the necessary knowledge and people to develop practical sustainable solutions. This builds on my technical background (M.Sc. Earth Science with a thesis on nitrate leaching from cow urine patches), RMA policy experience, an ability to work alongside farmers and effective project management skills. I started my own environmental consultancy in 2006 after stints with Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Ministry for the Environment and Tauranga City Council. I have the Massey Advanced Sustainable Nutrient Management Certificate and I am a qualified RMA commissioner. More background, published reports and testimonials can be found at www.landconnect.co.nz.
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Nadine Moore
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Facilitator
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Gareth Baynham
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Facilitator
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Liam Bawden
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Facilitator
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Carl Gibson
Areas of Expertise
Taking Ownership of Your Financials
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Subject Matter Expert
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Juan Klue
Areas of Expertise
Animal Health
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Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
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Courtney Nimmo
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Connector
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Nick Hishon
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Agronomist, Arable Systems
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Connector, Subject Matter Expert
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Andrew Cochrane
  • Organisation NSVets
  • Location Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details andrew@nsvets.co.nz M: 027 432 1992
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Animal Health, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems
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Connector, Subject Matter Expert
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Jeremy Cunningham
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Agronomist, Arable Systems, Arbitration and Meditation, Beef Production Systems
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Subject Matter Expert
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JP Consulting is an Independent Soil Fertility Consulting company owned and operated by Jeremy Cunningham and Pete Phillips. Based in Canterbury servicing clients from a range of agricultural industries throughout the South Island of New Zealand. Our goal is to help clients economically achieve a level of productivity and profit by amending their soil imbalances, so they can produce more quantity and better-quality animals, or crops grown on their properties. We do this by working with each client’s total fertiliser budget to formulate an overall comprehensive fertiliser plan based off a very detailed and in-depth soil test. Because we are not driven by selling products it gives our clients a very refreshing experience dealing with what is a big chunk of the farms annual expenditure. Our clients have the option to compare prices and buy from any fertiliser company they choose without a bias opinion from us.
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Simon Glennie
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Facilitator
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Donna Hamilton
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Kirsty McGregor
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Connector
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Olivia Ross
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Connector, Facilitator
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Lyndon Anderson
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Agronomist, Farm Development
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Connector, Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
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Matthew Pickering
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Business Planning, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning
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Subject Matter Expert
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34 years rural experience through farm work, rural banking, coaching & mentoring and leadership & team culture programme facilitation. Past 9 years succession & strategic planning with farming families throughout the North Island. Now living in Gisborne after 20 years in the Bay of Plenty
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Dustin Coveney
  • Organisation RMPP
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu, Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details Dustin.coveney@rmpp.co.nz M: 027 939 3025
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Connector
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Stu Bayliss
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Connector, Facilitator
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Susie Stewart
  • Organisation AsureQuality
  • Location Northland, Waikato-BoP, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu, Nelson/West Coast, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Contact Details susie.stewart@asurequality.com M: 027 216 0631
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Animal Health, Biosecurity
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Connector, Subject Matter Expert
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Primary Trainer For Farm and Biosecurity. AsureQuality provides quality assurance and veterinary services across a range of livestock including cattle, sheep, horses, alpacas, poultry, pigs and domestic animals. The Academy supports this service for staff and clients in Expert workshops and Course delivery. We can connect you to an industry expert to meet your farming needs.
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Nicole Lang
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Deer Production Systems, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Nutrient Management, Sheep Production Systems
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Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert
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Farm Sustainability Advisor / Experienced Rural Professional with a background in Nutrients and Farm Environmental Sustainability. Beef & Deer Share Farmer and previous Sharemilker - I have experience in both Sheep & Beef Farm System Management and Dairy Farm Systems. Focussed and passionate about improving Farm production systems sustainably through recording reporting and analysis.
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Heather Gilbert
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Connector, Facilitator
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Lesley Coppell
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Connector
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Ruby Mulinder
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Connector, Facilitator
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Ed Harrison
  • Organisation BakerAg
  • Location Wairarapa
  • Contact Details ed@bakerag.co.nz M: 027 214 1716
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Beef Production Systems, Financial Management, Sheep Production Systems
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Subject Matter Expert
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Janie Stevenson
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Connector, Facilitator