0800 733 632

Rural Professional Directory

Please contact RMPP on 0800 733 632 or info@actionnetwork.co.nz if you wish to be listed in this directory.

Northland

Aaron Baker

Total Ag
Kerikeri, Northland
022 163 0474
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Business Planning, Financial Management, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning

Stacey Beattie

ANZ
Dargaville/ Whangarei, Northland
027 475 4695
Connector

Trevor Cook

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.

Tararua Veterinary Services
Feilding, Taranaki/Manawatu
06 323 6161
027 446 3616
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Livestock Health and Welfare, Sheep Production Systems

Andrew Dowling

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.

PGG Wrightson
Wairarapa
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Animal Health, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Kathryne Easton

Opus
Whangarei, Northland
Facilitator

Rachael Handy

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

Primary ITO
Timaru 7910, Canterbury
Connector

Laura Keenan

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.

Agricom
Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
027 541 2232
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
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

Paul Kenyon

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.

Massey University
Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Steve McGill

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.

PGG Wrightson
Te Puke, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Animal Health, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Ian Millner

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.

Rural Directions
Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Development, Resource Consent Applications, Strategic Planning

Ross Neal

Rabobank
Northland
Connector

Garth Nielsen-Vold

FarmIQ Specialist

FarmIQ
Hastings, Hawkes Bay
021 915 427
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Technology and Software

Brent Paterson

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.

Rural Directions
Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Employment advice, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Governance, Farm Supervision, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning

Mat Stoddart

ANZ
Helensville / Warkworth, Northland
Connector

Dave Twaddle

ANZ
Whangarei, Northland
027 243 5344
Connector

Alison Whiteford

Beef + Lamb New Zealand
Whangarei, Northland
Connector

Waikato-Bay of Plenty

Peter Bacchus

Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay
06 858 6273
027 263 2521
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Adrian Brocksopp

Ravensdown Limited
Hamilton, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Nutrient Management, Sheep Production Systems

Paul Brough

Rabobank
Otorohanga, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
Connector

Greg Clarke

Greenlea Premier Meats Ltd
Hamilton, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
021 285 5449
Connector

Trevor Cook

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.

Tararua Veterinary Services
Feilding, Taranaki/Manawatu
06 323 6161
027 446 3616
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Livestock Health and Welfare, Sheep Production Systems

Will Cuttance

StockCare
Te Awamutu, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
07 872 0240
027 475 5582
Connector
Facilitator
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Nutrient Management, Sheep Production Systems

Andrew Dowling

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.

PGG Wrightson
Wairarapa
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Animal Health, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

George Gibson

Rabobank
Taumarunui, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
Connector

Heather Gilbert

Total Ag
Hamilton, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
021 979 459
Connector

Jarrod Godfrey

Crowe Horwath
Cambridge, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Accountancy Services

Rachael Handy

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

Primary ITO
Timaru 7910, Canterbury
Connector

Clinton Hemana

Hemana Consulting Ltd
Rotorua, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
Connector

Steven Howarth

AgFirst
Hamilton, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
Facilitator
Subject Matter Expert

Emma Hynes

Rural Directions
Napier, Hawkes Bay
Facilitator

Laura Keenan

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.

Agricom
Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
027 541 2232
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
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

Paul Kenyon

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.

Massey University
Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Jeremy Leigh

Vet
Pukekohe, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
027 242 2838
Connector
Facilitator

Don MacColl

StockCare
Te Awamutu
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Business Planning, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning

Meredith Mackenzie

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 real sector.

No 8 HR
Hamilton, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
021 247 2673
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Employment advice, Livestock Health and Welfare, Strategic Planning

Rob Macnab

Total Ag
Rotorua, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
027 320 3185
Facilitator

Anna Martyn

Atkinson & Associates
Piopio, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
021 247 2278
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Livestock Health and Welfare

Lee Matheson

Perrin Ag
Rotorua, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
029 395 5312
Connector
Facilitator
Subject Matter Expert

Steve McGill

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.

PGG Wrightson
Te Puke, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Animal Health, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Ian Millner

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.

Rural Directions
Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Development, Resource Consent Applications, Strategic Planning

Sian Mitchell

ANZ
Te Kuiti, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
027 685 4668
Connector

Rachael Mitchell

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.

Perrin Ag
Rotorua, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
07 349 1212
021 457 511
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Nutrient Management

Michael Murphy

ANZ
Taupo, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
021 281 2808
Connector

Warrick Murray

Chalice Consulting
Tauranga, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
07 548 2015
021 923 377
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting

Scott Neeley

ANZ
Tauranga, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
027 475 4648
Connector

Garth Nielsen-Vold

FarmIQ Specialist

FarmIQ
Hastings, Hawkes Bay
021 915 427
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Technology and Software

Graham Parker

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.

Coach Approach Rural
Hamilton, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning

Brent Paterson

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.

Rural Directions
Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Employment advice, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Governance, Farm Supervision, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning

Matt Ryan

ANZ
Hamilton, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
021 610 182
Connector

Maria Shanks

Beef + Lamb New Zealand
Hamilton, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
07 839 0286
027 556 8836
Connector

Stephanie Sloan

Feilding, Taranaki/Manawatu
021 224 4030
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist, Nutrient Management

Janie Stevenson

NZ Landcare Trust
Tauranga, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
Connector

Corina Teague

Primary ITO
Tuakau, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
Connector

Bob Thomson

AgFirst
Hamilton, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
Facilitator
Subject Matter Expert

Brendon Walsh

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.

Growfarm
Halcombe, Taranaki/Manawatu
06 328 8723
027 580 0339
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Business Planning, Financial Management, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning

Jack Williams

Rabobank
Waikato-Bay of Plenty
Connector

Regan Wright

ANZ
Te Awamutu, Waikato/BoP
07 8378147
021 879 428
Connector

Gisborne

Peter Andrew

AgFirst
Gisborne, Gisborne
06 868 4144
027 439 6737
Facilitator

Sean Bennett

Crowe Horwath
Waipukarau, Hawkes Bay
06 858 5565
021 298 8734
Connector
Facilitator
Subject Matter Expert
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

Adrian Brown

https://www.rabobank.co.nz/branch/north-island/gisborne/

Rabobank
Gisborne, Gisborne
Connector

Andrew Dowling

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.

PGG Wrightson
Wairarapa
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Animal Health, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Rachael Handy

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

Primary ITO
Timaru 7910, Canterbury
Connector

Emma Hynes

Rural Directions
Napier, Hawkes Bay
Facilitator

Laura Keenan

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.

Agricom
Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
027 541 2232
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
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

Paul Kenyon

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.

Massey University
Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Richard Lee

Richard is a subject matter expert in Parasitology, Ruminant Reproduction, Animal Health as well as sheep and beef production systems

Focus Genetics
Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Connector
Facilitator
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Don MacColl

StockCare
Te Awamutu
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Business Planning, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning

Meredith Mackenzie

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 real sector.

No 8 HR
Hamilton, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
021 247 2673
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Employment advice, Livestock Health and Welfare, Strategic Planning

Steve McGill

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.

PGG Wrightson
Te Puke, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Animal Health, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Ian Millner

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.

Rural Directions
Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Development, Resource Consent Applications, Strategic Planning

Garth Nielsen-Vold

FarmIQ Specialist

FarmIQ
Hastings, Hawkes Bay
021 915 427
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Technology and Software

Brent Paterson

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.

Rural Directions
Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Employment advice, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Governance, Farm Supervision, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning

Matthew Pickering

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

Coach Approach Rural
Gisborne, Gisborne
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning

Graham Shapland

ANZ
Gisborne
Connector

Stephanie Sloan

Feilding, Taranaki/Manawatu
021 224 4030
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist, Nutrient Management

Stephen Thomson

AgFirst
Gisborne, Gisborne
Facilitator

Michelle Turfrey

Crowe Horwath
Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Accountancy Services, Business Planning, Farm Governance, Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning

Brendon Walsh

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.

Growfarm
Halcombe, Taranaki/Manawatu
06 328 8723
027 580 0339
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Business Planning, Financial Management, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning

Hawkes Bay

Peter Bacchus

Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay
06 858 6273
027 263 2521
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Sean Bennett

Crowe Horwath
Waipukarau, Hawkes Bay
06 858 5565
021 298 8734
Connector
Facilitator
Subject Matter Expert
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

Sophie Black

Sheppard Agriculture
Clarence, Nelson/West Coast
Connector
Facilitator

Marcus Bousfield

ANZ
Hawkes Bay
06 830 0195 extn 60195
027 498 9425
Connector

Emma Buchanan

Soter
Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay
027 438 7055
Connector
Facilitator
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting

Andrew Dowling

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.

PGG Wrightson
Wairarapa
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Animal Health, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Camille Flack

Vet services Hawkes Bay
Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay
Facilitator

Madeline Hall

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.

Hawkes Bay Regional Council
Napier
06 833 8045
027 572 4330
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting

Rachael Handy

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

Primary ITO
Timaru 7910, Canterbury
Connector

Mark Harris

Beef + Lamb New Zealand
Hastings, Hawkes Bay
06 870 3495
027 577 9991
Connector
Facilitator

Briar Huggett

Soter
Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay
027 629 3077
Connector

Emma Hynes

Rural Directions
Napier, Hawkes Bay
Facilitator

Rachel Joblin

Dannevirke, Wairarapa
06 376 8133
027 558 8987
Connector
Facilitator
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Financial Management, Nutrient Management, Strategic Planning

Laura Keenan

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.

Agricom
Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
027 541 2232
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
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

Paul Kenyon

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.

Massey University
Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Jeremy Klingender

Ravensdown Limited
Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
021 900 483
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Richard Lee

Richard is a subject matter expert in Parasitology, Ruminant Reproduction, Animal Health as well as sheep and beef production systems

Focus Genetics
Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Connector
Facilitator
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Don MacColl

StockCare
Te Awamutu
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Business Planning, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning

Lochie MacGillivray

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

AgFirst
Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Facilitator

Meredith Mackenzie

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 real sector.

No 8 HR
Hamilton, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
021 247 2673
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Employment advice, Livestock Health and Welfare, Strategic Planning

Steve McGill

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.

PGG Wrightson
Te Puke, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Animal Health, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Rebecca McNutt

Progressive Meats
Hastings, Hawkes Bay
06 873 9090
021 414 165
Connector

Ian Millner

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.

Rural Directions
Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Development, Resource Consent Applications, Strategic Planning

Garth Nielsen-Vold

FarmIQ Specialist

FarmIQ
Hastings, Hawkes Bay
021 915 427
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Technology and Software

Deanne Parkes

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.

Coach Approach Rural
Pahiatua, Taranaki/Manawatu
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning

Brent Paterson

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.

Rural Directions
Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Employment advice, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Governance, Farm Supervision, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning

Digby Philip

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.

StockX
Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Subject Matter Expert

Craig Riddiford

BWR
Hastings, Hawkes Bay
021 046 5213
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Accountancy Services, Business Planning, Farm Governance, Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning

Greg Sheppard

Sheppard Agriculture
Nelson, Nelson/West Coast
Connector

Stephanie Sloan

Feilding, Taranaki/Manawatu
021 224 4030
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist, Nutrient Management

Phil Tither

Phil is also an expert in the area's of Farmax Simulation Modelling, Farm Business Benchmarking and Analysis and Farm Succession planning

AgFirst
Hawkes Bay, Hawkes Bay
Facilitator
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Arbitration and Meditation, Beef Production Systems, Business Planning, Farm Development, Farm Supervision, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning

David Todd

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.

Toddy Talks
Hawkes Bay
027 452 5400
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Farm Governance, Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning

Michelle Turfrey

Crowe Horwath
Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Accountancy Services, Business Planning, Farm Governance, Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning

Melinda Turner

Expertise - Independent fertiliser advice

Nutrilink
Napier, Hawkes Bay
06 843 5680
022 165 4396
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Nutrient Management

Colin Tyler

Ravensdown Limited
Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay
Facilitator

Mark Waldin

ANZ
Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
027 247 2633
Connector

Brendon Walsh

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.

Growfarm
Halcombe, Taranaki/Manawatu
06 328 8723
027 580 0339
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Business Planning, Financial Management, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning

Dave Warburton

Vet services Hawkes Bay
Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Facilitator

Bex Warburton

Hastings, Hawkes Bay
021 311 282
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Financial Management

Matthew Waterworth

Crowe Horwath
Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Facilitator
Areas of Expertise
Accountancy Services, Financial Management

Peter Young

Rabobank
Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Connector

Wairarapa

Sean Bennett

Crowe Horwath
Waipukarau, Hawkes Bay
06 858 5565
021 298 8734
Connector
Facilitator
Subject Matter Expert
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

Lauren Cameron

Masterton, Wairarapa
06 370 2389
027 431 7626
Connector

Trevor Cook

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.

Tararua Veterinary Services
Feilding, Taranaki/Manawatu
06 323 6161
027 446 3616
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Livestock Health and Welfare, Sheep Production Systems

Lesley Coppell

BNZ
Pahiatua, Wairarapa
Connector

Vaughan Donald

ANZ
Masterton, Wairarapa
027 490 5305
Connector

Andrew Dowling

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.

PGG Wrightson
Wairarapa
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Animal Health, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Lawrence Field

Rural Field Consultants Ltd
Masterton, Wairarapa
06 378 8611
027 787 2521
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Accountancy Services

Rachael Fouhy

Tararua Veterinary Services
Pahiatua, Wairarapa
Connector
Facilitator
Subject Matter Expert

Rachael Handy

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

Primary ITO
Timaru 7910, Canterbury
Connector

Renee Hogg

Inside NZ
Masterton, Wairarapa
Connector

Matt Hood

Rabobank
Masterton, Wairarapa
027 275 9145
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Farm Governance, Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning

Rachel Joblin

Dannevirke, Wairarapa
06 376 8133
027 558 8987
Connector
Facilitator
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Financial Management, Nutrient Management, Strategic Planning

Sam Johnston

Beef + Lamb New Zealand
Masterton, Wairarapa
Connector

Laura Keenan

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.

Agricom
Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
027 541 2232
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
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

Paul Kenyon

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.

Massey University
Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Richard Lee

Richard is a subject matter expert in Parasitology, Ruminant Reproduction, Animal Health as well as sheep and beef production systems

Focus Genetics
Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Connector
Facilitator
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Richard Loffhagen

ANZ
Wellington
Connector

Don MacColl

StockCare
Te Awamutu
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Business Planning, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning

Simon Marshall

Dannevirke Vet Services
Dannevirke, Taranaki/Manawatu
021 254 4348
Facilitator

Geordie Mccallum

Wairarapa Property Consultants
Masterton, Wairarapa
06 378 6672
021 980 117
Connector
Facilitator
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning

Steve McGill

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.

PGG Wrightson
Te Puke, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Animal Health, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Phil McKenzie

Change for Good Consulting
Wellington, Taranaki/Manawatu
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Governance, Farm Supervision, Financial Management, Strategic Planning

Ian Millner

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.

Rural Directions
Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Development, Resource Consent Applications, Strategic Planning

Gill Murray

Ministry of Education
Masterton, Wairarapa
027 336 5000
Connector

Garth Nielsen-Vold

FarmIQ Specialist

FarmIQ
Hastings, Hawkes Bay
021 915 427
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Technology and Software

Brent Paterson

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.

Rural Directions
Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Employment advice, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Governance, Farm Supervision, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning

Stephanie Sloan

Feilding, Taranaki/Manawatu
021 224 4030
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist, Nutrient Management

Sean Stafford

ANZ
Masterton, Wairarapa
06 352 9179
027 290 4180
Connector

Sara Sutherland

Vet Services Wairarapa
Masterton, Wairarapa
027 539 6203
Facilitator
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Livestock Health and Welfare

Alastair Taylor

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.

Overseer
Wellington
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Nutrient Management

Michelle Turfrey

Crowe Horwath
Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Accountancy Services, Business Planning, Farm Governance, Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning

Brendon Walsh

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.

Growfarm
Halcombe, Taranaki/Manawatu
06 328 8723
027 580 0339
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Business Planning, Financial Management, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning

Kate Wyeth

JK Patnership
Masterton, Wairarapa
027 818 1002
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Financial Management

Gareth Young

Opus
Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
06 350 2510
027 671 2439
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning

Taranaki/Manawatu

Peter Bacchus

Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay
06 858 6273
027 263 2521
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Hereward Basher

Rabobank
Hawera, Taranaki/Manawatu
06 902 2405
021 820 804
Connector

Sarah Bell

Taihape, Taranaki/Manawatu
06 388 0309
027 467 8506
Facilitator

Dan Billing

ANZ
Dannevirke, Taranaki/Manawatu
027 444 2173
Connector

Sophie Black

Sheppard Agriculture
Clarence, Nelson/West Coast
Connector
Facilitator

Kim Bougen

ANZ
Wanganui, Taranaki/Manawatu
027 289 3449
Connector

Juliet Chambers

AgFirst
Feilding, Taranaki/Manawatu
Facilitator
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Resource Consent Applications

Alastair Cole

Landcare Trust
Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
06 359 3700
021 168 4353
Connector
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist

Trevor Cook

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.

Tararua Veterinary Services
Feilding, Taranaki/Manawatu
06 323 6161
027 446 3616
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Livestock Health and Welfare, Sheep Production Systems

Bryce Devane

ANZ
Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
027 231 5019
Connector

Andrew Dowling

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.

PGG Wrightson
Wairarapa
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Animal Health, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Pania Flint

BASE Enterprises
Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
027 372 8756
Facilitator

Paul Forman

ANZ
Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
021 618 575
Connector

Jason Griffin

Beef + Lamb New Zealand
Feilding, Taranaki/Manawatu
06 324 0390
027 431 0225
Connector

Rachael Handy

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

Primary ITO
Timaru 7910, Canterbury
Connector

Ben Hobson

Bay Irrigation
Taranaki/Manawatu
06 879 5577
027 541 2727
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Farm Development

Matt Hood

Rabobank
Masterton, Wairarapa
027 275 9145
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Farm Governance, Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning

Emma Hynes

Rural Directions
Napier, Hawkes Bay
Facilitator

Rachel Joblin

Dannevirke, Wairarapa
06 376 8133
027 558 8987
Connector
Facilitator
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Financial Management, Nutrient Management, Strategic Planning

Laura Keenan

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.

Agricom
Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
027 541 2232
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
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

Paul Kenyon

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.

Massey University
Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

James Lindsay

ANZ
Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
027 492 7485
Connector

Meredith Mackenzie

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 real sector.

No 8 HR
Hamilton, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
021 247 2673
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Employment advice, Livestock Health and Welfare, Strategic Planning

Steve McGill

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.

PGG Wrightson
Te Puke, Waikato-Bay of Plenty
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Animal Health, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Paul McLean

ANZ
Wanganui, Taranaki/Manawatu
027 431 9887
Connector

Ian Millner

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.

Rural Directions
Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Development, Resource Consent Applications, Strategic Planning

Garth Nielsen-Vold

FarmIQ Specialist

FarmIQ
Hastings, Hawkes Bay
021 915 427
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Technology and Software

Deanne Parkes

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.

Coach Approach Rural
Pahiatua, Taranaki/Manawatu
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning

Brent Paterson

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.

Rural Directions
Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Employment advice, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Governance, Farm Supervision, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning

Simon Redmond

Think outside the square
Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
027 404 0729
Connector

Danielle Scott

BNZ
New Plymouth, Taranaki/Manawatu
Connector

Greg Sheppard

Sheppard Agriculture
Nelson, Nelson/West Coast
Connector

Stephanie Sloan

Feilding, Taranaki/Manawatu
021 224 4030
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist, Nutrient Management

John Stantiall

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.

Perrin Ag
Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
07 349 1212
027 476 9428
Connector
Facilitator
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Business Planning, Farm Development, Financial Management, Nutrient Management, Resource Consent Applications, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning

Byron Taylor

https://www.rabobank.co.nz/agribusiness/farm-ownership/

Rabobank
Feilding, Taranaki/Manawatu
Connector
Facilitator

Michelle Turfrey

Crowe Horwath
Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Accountancy Services, Business Planning, Farm Governance, Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning

Erica van Reenen

Erica area's of expertise also include Business strategy and governance, Farmax, and Quality assurance programs

AgFirst
Feilding, Taranaki/Manawatu
Connector
Facilitator
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Business Planning, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Nutrient Management, Resource Consent Applications, Sheep Production Systems

Brendon Walsh

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.

Growfarm
Halcombe, Taranaki/Manawatu
06 328 8723
027 580 0339
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Business Planning, Financial Management, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning

Gareth Young

Opus
Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
06 350 2510
027 671 2439
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning

Marlborough

Sophie Black

Sheppard Agriculture
Clarence, Nelson/West Coast
Connector
Facilitator

Anna Boyd

Beef + Lamb New Zealand
Christchurch, Canterbury
Connector

Heather Collins

Blenheim, Marlborough
Facilitator

Ian Ferguson

Viable Agriculture Limited
Ashburton, Canterbury
027 836 3727
Connector
Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist, Nutrient Management

Rachael Handy

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

Primary ITO
Timaru 7910, Canterbury
Connector

Paul Kenyon

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.

Massey University
Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
Subject Matter Expert