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Northland

Doug Avery

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)

Organisation Resilient Farmer
Location Blenheim
Phone 03 972 3818
Mobile 021 107 9645
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
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

Aaron Baker

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

Liam Bawden

Location Northland, Northland
Mobile 021 884 394
Roles
  • Facilitator

Stacey Beattie

Organisation ANZ
Location Dargaville/ Whangarei, Northland
Mobile 027 475 4695
Roles
  • Connector

Peter Burton

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.

Location Oamaru, Otago
Phone 03 434 8656
Mobile 027 495 0041
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Nutrient Management

Bob Cathcart

Organisation AgFirst
Location Whangarei, Northland
Phone 09 430 2410
Mobile 027 435 2761
Roles
  • Facilitator

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.

Organisation Totally Vets Ltd
Location Feilding, Taranaki/Manawatu
Phone 06 323 6161
Mobile 027 446 3616
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Livestock Health and Welfare, Sheep Production Systems

Jen Corkran

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.

Organisation Agriseeds
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 021 308 167
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist, Arable Systems, Beef Production Systems, Farm Development, Health & Wellbeing

Dustin Coveney

Organisation RMPP
Location Christchurch, Canterbury
Mobile 027 939 3025
Roles
  • 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.

Organisation PGG Wrightson
Location Wairarapa
Mobile 027 566 6013
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Animal Health, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Kathryne Easton

Organisation Opus
Location Whangarei, Northland
Mobile 021 285 0663
Roles
  • Facilitator

Tony Egan

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.

Organisation Greenlea Premier Meats Ltd
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Phone 07 957 5183
Mobile 021 572 530
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Farm Governance, Strategic Planning

Kerrie Fahey

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.

Organisation AsureQuality
Location Alexandra, Otago
Mobile 021 908 940
Roles
  • Connector

Tom Fraser

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.

Location Lincoln, Canterbury
Mobile 021 122 0356
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Katherine Gillespie

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.

Organisation Grow Forte
Location Kimbolton, Taranaki/Manawatu
Phone 06 328 4747
Mobile 027 296 5917
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Health & Wellbeing, Strategic Planning

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

Organisation Primary ITO
Location Timaru 7910, Canterbury
Mobile 027 438 3196
Roles
  • Connector

Harry Johnson

Location Canterbury
Phone 03 662 9431
Roles
  • 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.

Organisation Agricom
Location Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
Mobile 027 541 2232
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator
  • 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.

Organisation Massey University
Location Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
Mobile 021 227 8482
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Sharl Liebergreen

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

Organisation Abacus Bio Limited
Location Dunedin, Otago
Phone 03 477 6375
Mobile 021 522 999
Roles
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Animal Breeding and Genetics

Julie McDade

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

Organisation Greenlea Premier Meats Ltd
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Phone 07 957 8130
Mobile 021 589 334
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
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.

Organisation PGG Wrightson
Location Te Puke, Waikato-BoP
Phone 027 704 8415
Roles
  • 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.

Organisation Rural Directions
Location Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 027 496 6380
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Development, Resource Consent Applications, Strategic Planning

Nadine Moore

Organisation Moore Equine Services LTD
Location Paparoa, Northland
Mobile 027 917 3755
Roles
  • Facilitator

Bruce Mudgway

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.

Organisation Greenlea Premier Meats Ltd
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 021 241 4907
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems

Ross Neal

Organisation Rabobank
Location Whangarei, Northland
Roles
  • Connector

Beau Neill

Organisation RMPP
Location Christchurch, Canterbury
Mobile 027 828 1057
Roles
  • Connector

Garth Nielsen-Vold

FarmIQ Specialist

Organisation FarmIQ
Location Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 021 915 427
Roles
  • 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.

Organisation Rural Directions
Location Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 027 486 4276
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Employment advice, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Governance, Farm Supervision, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning

Tanya Sealey-Swain

Organisation ANZ
Location Whangarei, Northland
Phone 09 430 2661
Mobile 027 480 7594
Roles
  • Connector

Daniel Shand

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.

Location Culverden, Canterbury
Phone 03 315 8026
Mobile 027 327 6004
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning, Technology and Software

Susie Stewart

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.

Organisation AsureQuality
Location Christchurch, Canterbury
Mobile 027 216 0631
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert

Mat Stoddart

Organisation ANZ
Location Helensville / Warkworth, Northland
Mobile 027 204 0993
Roles
  • Connector

Dave Twaddle

Organisation ANZ
Location Whangarei, Northland
Mobile 027 243 5344
Roles
  • Connector

Alison Whiteford

Organisation Beef + Lamb New Zealand
Location Whangarei, Northland
Mobile 027 489 7343
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator

Paul Young

Born and raised in Kerikeri where I've been an accountant locally for fifteen years, helping local family farming businesses with accountancy, taxation and general business advice. Research shows that many Northland Region farms under-perform when compared to other regions in terms of key performance indicators. Therefore I'm passionate about helping Northland farmers develop skills and knowledge to lift their farming performance. Studied a Bachelor of Commerce and I'm a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Organisation Whitelaw Weber Ltd
Location Kerikeri, Northland
Phone 09 407 7117
Mobile 021 265 1617
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Accountancy Services, Business Planning, Financial Management, Succession and Transition Planning

Waikato-Bay of Plenty

Doug Avery

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)

Organisation Resilient Farmer
Location Blenheim
Phone 03 972 3818
Mobile 021 107 9645
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
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

Peter Bacchus

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

Adrian Brocksopp

Organisation Ravensdown Limited
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 021 913 705
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Nutrient Management, Sheep Production Systems

Paul Brough

Organisation Rabobank
Location Otorohonga, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 027 600 6543
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Taking Ownership of Your Financials

Tracey Burgess-Jones

Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 027 291 7961
Roles
  • Facilitator

Peter Burton

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.

Location Oamaru, Otago
Phone 03 434 8656
Mobile 027 495 0041
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Nutrient Management

Debbie Care

Organisation AgVice Ltd
Location Otorohanga, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 027 242 0586
Roles
  • Connector

Greg Clarke

Organisation Greenlea Premier Meats Ltd
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 021 285 5449
Roles
  • 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.

Organisation Totally Vets Ltd
Location Feilding, Taranaki/Manawatu
Phone 06 323 6161
Mobile 027 446 3616
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Livestock Health and Welfare, Sheep Production Systems

Jen Corkran

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.

Organisation Agriseeds
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 021 308 167
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist, Arable Systems, Beef Production Systems, Farm Development, Health & Wellbeing

Dustin Coveney

Organisation RMPP
Location Christchurch, Canterbury
Mobile 027 939 3025
Roles
  • Connector

Vivienne Cruickshank

Organisation Earthbridge Organics
Location Paeroa, Waikato-BoP
Phone 07 862 4833
Roles
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Farm Development, Horticulture Systems

Anna Cuming

Organisation Rabobank
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 027 521 9412
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Taking Ownership of Your Financials

Will Cuttance

Organisation Vet Ent (StockCare)
Location Te Awamutu, Waikato-BoP
Phone 07 872 0240
Mobile 027 475 5582
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Nutrient Management, Sheep Production Systems

Ginny Dodunski

Organisation Totally Vets Ltd
Location Ohura, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 027 231 2255
Roles
  • Facilitator

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.

Organisation PGG Wrightson
Location Wairarapa
Mobile 027 566 6013
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Animal Health, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Aaron Duggan

Location Tauranga, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 020 4155 9698
Roles
  • Connector

Tony Egan

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.

Organisation Greenlea Premier Meats Ltd
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Phone 07 957 5183
Mobile 021 572 530
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Farm Governance, Strategic Planning

Kerrie Fahey

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.

Organisation AsureQuality
Location Alexandra, Otago
Mobile 021 908 940
Roles
  • Connector

Tom Fraser

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.

Location Lincoln, Canterbury
Mobile 021 122 0356
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

George Gibson

Organisation Rabobank
Location Taumarunui, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 027 249 5712
Roles
  • Connector

Heather Gilbert

Organisation Total Ag
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 021 979 459
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator

Katherine Gillespie

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.

Organisation Grow Forte
Location Kimbolton, Taranaki/Manawatu
Phone 06 328 4747
Mobile 027 296 5917
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Health & Wellbeing, Strategic Planning

Jarrod Godfrey

Organisation Findex
Location Cambridge, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 027 403 6447
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator
  • 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

Organisation Primary ITO
Location Timaru 7910, Canterbury
Mobile 027 438 3196
Roles
  • Connector

Clinton Hemana

Organisation Hemana Consulting Ltd
Location Rotorua, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 022 882 2027
Roles
  • Connector

Chad Hoggard

Organisation Rabobank
Location Rotorua, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 02689538
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Taking Ownership of Your Financials

Steven Howarth

Organisation AgFirst
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 027 557 0829
Roles
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Business Planning, Financial Management, Nutrient Management, Sheep Production Systems

Emma Hynes

Organisation Rural Directions
Location Napier, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 027 383 5513
Roles
  • Facilitator

Harry Johnson

Location Canterbury
Phone 03 662 9431
Roles
  • 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.

Organisation Agricom
Location Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
Mobile 027 541 2232
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator
  • 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.

Organisation Massey University
Location Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
Mobile 021 227 8482
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Jeremy Leigh

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

Organisation Ruminant Health
Location Pukekohe, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 027 242 2838
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Animal Health, Beef Production Systems, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Sheep Production Systems

Sharl Liebergreen

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

Organisation Abacus Bio Limited
Location Dunedin, Otago
Phone 03 477 6375
Mobile 021 522 999
Roles
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Animal Breeding and Genetics

Don MacColl

Organisation StockCare
Location Te Awamutu, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 027 273 4822
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

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.

Organisation No 8 HR
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 021 247 2673
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Employment advice, Livestock Health and Welfare, Strategic Planning

Rob Macnab

Organisation Total Ag
Location Rotorua, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 027 320 3185
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
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

Anna Martyn

Organisation Atkinson & Associates
Location Piopio, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 021 247 2278
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Livestock Health and Welfare

Lee Matheson

Organisation Perrin Ag
Location Rotorua, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 029 395 5312
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Financial Management, Nutrient Management, Sheep Production Systems

Julie McDade

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

Organisation Greenlea Premier Meats Ltd
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Phone 07 957 8130
Mobile 021 589 334
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
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.

Organisation PGG Wrightson
Location Te Puke, Waikato-BoP
Phone 027 704 8415
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Animal Health, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Rod McMillan

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.

Organisation Rod McMillan & Associates Consulting
Location Springston, Canterbury
Mobile 027 499 5840
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
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

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.

Organisation Rural Directions
Location Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 027 496 6380
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Development, Resource Consent Applications, Strategic Planning

Sian Mitchell

Organisation ANZ
Location Te Kuiti, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 027 685 4668
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Taking Ownership of Your Financials

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.

Organisation Perrin Ag
Location Rotorua, Waikato-BoP
Phone 07 349 1212
Mobile 021 457 511
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Nutrient Management

Bruce Mudgway

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.

Organisation Greenlea Premier Meats Ltd
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 021 241 4907
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems

Ruby Mulinder

Location Rotorua, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 027 650 6980
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator

Michael Murphy

Organisation ANZ
Location Taupo, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 021 281 2808
Roles
  • Connector

Warwick Murray

Organisation Chalice Consulting
Location Tauranga, Waikato-BoP
Phone 07 548 2015
Mobile 021 923 377
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting

Scott Neeley

Organisation ANZ
Location Tauranga, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 027 475 4648
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Taking Ownership of Your Financials

Beau Neill

Organisation RMPP
Location Christchurch, Canterbury
Mobile 027 828 1057
Roles
  • Connector

Garth Nielsen-Vold

FarmIQ Specialist

Organisation FarmIQ
Location Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 021 915 427
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Technology and Software

Simon Park

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.

Location Tauranga, Waikato-BoP
Phone 07 570 2484
Mobile 027 432 3929
Roles
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting

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.

Organisation Coach Approach Rural
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 021 462 130
Roles
  • 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.

Organisation Rural Directions
Location Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 027 486 4276
Roles
  • 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

Organisation ANZ
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 021 610 182
Roles
  • Connector

Braydon Schroder

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.

Organisation Perrin Ag
Location Rotorua, Waikato-BoP
Phone 021 303 645
Mobile 021 303 645
Roles
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Employment advice, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Development, Farm Supervision, Financial Management, Succession and Transition Planning

Daniel Shand

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.

Location Culverden, Canterbury
Phone 03 315 8026
Mobile 027 327 6004
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning, Technology and Software

Maria Shanks

Organisation Beef + Lamb New Zealand
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Phone 07 839 0286
Mobile 027 556 8836
Roles
  • Connector

Stephanie Sloan

Location Feilding, Taranaki/Manawatu
Mobile 021 224 4030
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist, Nutrient Management

Janie Stevenson

Organisation NZ Landcare Trust
Location Tauranga, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 027 575 0574
Roles
  • Connector

Susie Stewart

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.

Organisation AsureQuality
Location Christchurch, Canterbury
Mobile 027 216 0631
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert

Corina Teague

Organisation Primary ITO
Location Tuakau, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 029 201 4616
Roles
  • Connector

Bob Thomson

Organisation AgFirst
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Roles
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic 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.

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

Jack Williams

Organisation Rabobank
Location Waikato-BoP
Roles
  • Connector

Libby Wood

Organisation VetEnt
Location Taumarunui, Waikato-BoP
Phone 027 351 3677
Roles
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Livestock Health and Welfare, Technology and Software

Regan Wright

Organisation ANZ
Location Te Awamutu, Waikato/BoP
Phone 07 8378147
Mobile 021 879 428
Roles
  • Connector

Gisborne

Peter Andrew

Organisation AgFirst
Location Gisborne, Gisborne
Phone 06 868 4144
Mobile 027 439 6737
Roles
  • Facilitator

Doug Avery

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)

Organisation Resilient Farmer
Location Blenheim
Phone 03 972 3818
Mobile 021 107 9645
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
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

Sean Bennett

Location Waipukarau, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 022 014 1048
Roles
  • 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/

Organisation Rabobank
Location Gisborne, Gisborne
Mobile 027 443 9658
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Taking Ownership of Your Financials

Peter Burton

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.

Location Oamaru, Otago
Phone 03 434 8656
Mobile 027 495 0041
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Nutrient Management

Nicolas Caviale-Delzescaux

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

Location Wairoa
Phone 06 838 4042
Mobile 027 264 5460
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting

Jen Corkran

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.

Organisation Agriseeds
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 021 308 167
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist, Arable Systems, Beef Production Systems, Farm Development, Health & Wellbeing

Dustin Coveney

Organisation RMPP
Location Christchurch, Canterbury
Mobile 027 939 3025
Roles
  • 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.

Organisation PGG Wrightson
Location Wairarapa
Mobile 027 566 6013
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Animal Health, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Tony Egan

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.

Organisation Greenlea Premier Meats Ltd
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Phone 07 957 5183
Mobile 021 572 530
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Farm Governance, Strategic Planning

Kerrie Fahey

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.

Organisation AsureQuality
Location Alexandra, Otago
Mobile 021 908 940
Roles
  • Connector

Tom Fraser

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.

Location Lincoln, Canterbury
Mobile 021 122 0356
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Katherine Gillespie

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.

Organisation Grow Forte
Location Kimbolton, Taranaki/Manawatu
Phone 06 328 4747
Mobile 027 296 5917
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Health & Wellbeing, Strategic Planning

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

Organisation Primary ITO
Location Timaru 7910, Canterbury
Mobile 027 438 3196
Roles
  • Connector

Mark Harris

Organisation Beef + Lamb New Zealand
Location Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Phone 06 870 3495
Mobile 027 577 9991
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Financial Management

Emma Hynes

Organisation Rural Directions
Location Napier, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 027 383 5513
Roles
  • Facilitator

Harry Johnson

Location Canterbury
Phone 03 662 9431
Roles
  • 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.

Organisation Agricom
Location Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
Mobile 027 541 2232
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator
  • 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.

Organisation Massey University
Location Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
Mobile 021 227 8482
Roles
  • 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

Organisation Focus Genetics
Location Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 027 444 7588
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Sharl Liebergreen

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

Organisation Abacus Bio Limited
Location Dunedin, Otago
Phone 03 477 6375
Mobile 021 522 999
Roles
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Animal Breeding and Genetics

Don MacColl

Organisation StockCare
Location Te Awamutu, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 027 273 4822
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

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.

Organisation No 8 HR
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 021 247 2673
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Employment advice, Livestock Health and Welfare, Strategic Planning

Julie McDade

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

Organisation Greenlea Premier Meats Ltd
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Phone 07 957 8130
Mobile 021 589 334
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
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.

Organisation PGG Wrightson
Location Te Puke, Waikato-BoP
Phone 027 704 8415
Roles
  • 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.

Organisation Rural Directions
Location Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 027 496 6380
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Development, Resource Consent Applications, Strategic Planning

Bruce Mudgway

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.

Organisation Greenlea Premier Meats Ltd
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 021 241 4907
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems

Beau Neill

Organisation RMPP
Location Christchurch, Canterbury
Mobile 027 828 1057
Roles
  • Connector

Garth Nielsen-Vold

FarmIQ Specialist

Organisation FarmIQ
Location Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 021 915 427
Roles
  • 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.

Organisation Rural Directions
Location Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 027 486 4276
Roles
  • 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

Organisation Coach Approach Rural
Location Gisborne, Gisborne
Mobile 027 478 4943
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning

Daniel Shand

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.

Location Culverden, Canterbury
Phone 03 315 8026
Mobile 027 327 6004
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning, Technology and Software

Graham Shapland

Organisation ANZ
Location Gisborne, Gisborne
Mobile 027 457 2980
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Taking Ownership of Your Financials

Stephanie Sloan

Location Feilding, Taranaki/Manawatu
Mobile 021 224 4030
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist, Nutrient Management

Susie Stewart

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.

Organisation AsureQuality
Location Christchurch, Canterbury
Mobile 027 216 0631
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert

Stephen Thomson

Organisation AgFirst
Location Gisborne, Gisborne
Mobile 027 450 6531
Roles
  • Facilitator

Michelle Turfrey

Organisation Crowe Horwath
Location Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Phone 06 858 5577
Roles
  • 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.

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

Hawkes Bay

Doug Avery

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)

Organisation Resilient Farmer
Location Blenheim
Phone 03 972 3818
Mobile 021 107 9645
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
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

Peter Bacchus

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

Sean Bennett

Location Waipukarau, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 022 014 1048
Roles
  • 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

Organisation Sheppard Agriculture
Location Clarence, Nelson/West Coast
Mobile 027 739 4736
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator

Marcus Bousfield

Organisation ANZ
Location Hawkes Bay
Phone 06 830 0195 extn 60195
Mobile 027 498 9425
Roles
  • Connector

Emma Buchanan

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

Peter Burton

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.

Location Oamaru, Otago
Phone 03 434 8656
Mobile 027 495 0041
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Nutrient Management

Nicolas Caviale-Delzescaux

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

Location Wairoa
Phone 06 838 4042
Mobile 027 264 5460
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting

Jen Corkran

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.

Organisation Agriseeds
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 021 308 167
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist, Arable Systems, Beef Production Systems, Farm Development, Health & Wellbeing

Dustin Coveney

Organisation RMPP
Location Christchurch, Canterbury
Mobile 027 939 3025
Roles
  • 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.

Organisation PGG Wrightson
Location Wairarapa
Mobile 027 566 6013
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Animal Health, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Doug Drysdale

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.

Location Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
Phone 06 356 7020
Mobile 021 232 9139
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Strategic Planning

Tony Egan

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.

Organisation Greenlea Premier Meats Ltd
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Phone 07 957 5183
Mobile 021 572 530
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Farm Governance, Strategic Planning

Kerrie Fahey

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.

Organisation AsureQuality
Location Alexandra, Otago
Mobile 021 908 940
Roles
  • Connector

Camille Flack

Organisation Vet services Hawkes Bay
Location Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 027 836 4069
Roles
  • Facilitator

Tom Fraser

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.

Location Lincoln, Canterbury
Mobile 021 122 0356
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Katherine Gillespie

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.

Organisation Grow Forte
Location Kimbolton, Taranaki/Manawatu
Phone 06 328 4747
Mobile 027 296 5917
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Health & Wellbeing, Strategic Planning

Joanna Greaves

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.

Organisation Agbility
Location Palmerston north, Taranaki/Manawatu
Mobile 029 535 8780
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Financial Management

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.

Organisation Hawkes Bay Regional Council
Location Napier, Hawkes Bay
Phone 06 833 8045
Mobile 027 572 4330
Roles
  • 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

Organisation Primary ITO
Location Timaru 7910, Canterbury
Mobile 027 438 3196
Roles
  • Connector

Mark Harris

Organisation Beef + Lamb New Zealand
Location Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Phone 06 870 3495
Mobile 027 577 9991
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Financial Management

Briar Huggett

Organisation Beef + Lamb New Zealand
Location Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay
Phone 027 263 6174
Mobile 027 629 3077
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator

Emma Hynes

Organisation Rural Directions
Location Napier, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 027 383 5513
Roles
  • Facilitator

Rachel Joblin

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

Harry Johnson

Location Canterbury
Phone 03 662 9431
Roles
  • 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.

Organisation Agricom
Location Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
Mobile 027 541 2232
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator
  • 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.

Organisation Massey University
Location Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
Mobile 021 227 8482
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Jeremy Klingender

Organisation Ravensdown Limited
Location Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 021 900 483
Roles
  • 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

Organisation Focus Genetics
Location Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 027 444 7588
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Sharl Liebergreen

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

Organisation Abacus Bio Limited
Location Dunedin, Otago
Phone 03 477 6375
Mobile 021 522 999
Roles
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Animal Breeding and Genetics

Don MacColl

Organisation StockCare
Location Te Awamutu, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 027 273 4822
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

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

Organisation AgFirst
Location Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 027 448 6501
Roles
  • 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.

Organisation No 8 HR
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 021 247 2673
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Employment advice, Livestock Health and Welfare, Strategic Planning

Gary Massicks

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.

Organisation BakerAg
Location Feilding, Taranaki/Manawatu
Mobile 027 585 3222
Roles
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
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

Alan Maxwell

Organisation BM Accounting
Location Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 027 208 3860
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning

Julie McDade

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

Organisation Greenlea Premier Meats Ltd
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Phone 07 957 8130
Mobile 021 589 334
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
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.

Organisation PGG Wrightson
Location Te Puke, Waikato-BoP
Phone 027 704 8415
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Animal Health, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Rebecca McNutt

Organisation Progressive Meats
Location Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Phone 06 873 9090
Mobile 021 414 165
Roles
  • 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.

Organisation Rural Directions
Location Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 027 496 6380
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Development, Resource Consent Applications, Strategic Planning

Bruce Mudgway

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.

Organisation Greenlea Premier Meats Ltd
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 021 241 4907
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems

Beau Neill

Organisation RMPP
Location Christchurch, Canterbury
Mobile 027 828 1057
Roles
  • Connector

Garth Nielsen-Vold

FarmIQ Specialist

Organisation FarmIQ
Location Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 021 915 427
Roles
  • 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.

Organisation Coach Approach Rural
Location Pahiatua, Taranaki/Manawatu
Mobile 027 230 4949
Roles
  • 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.

Organisation Rural Directions
Location Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 027 486 4276
Roles
  • 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.

Organisation StockX
Location Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 027 433 9501
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Technology and Software

Delwyn Pringle

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.

Organisation BakerAg
Location Masterton, Wairarapa
Phone 06 370 6935
Mobile 027 537 7704
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator

Craig Riddiford

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

Braydon Schroder

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.

Organisation Perrin Ag
Location Rotorua, Waikato-BoP
Phone 021 303 645
Mobile 021 303 645
Roles
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Employment advice, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Development, Farm Supervision, Financial Management, Succession and Transition Planning

Daniel Shand

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.

Location Culverden, Canterbury
Phone 03 315 8026
Mobile 027 327 6004
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning, Technology and Software

Greg Sheppard

Organisation Sheppard Agriculture
Location Nelson, Nelson/West Coast
Mobile 027 434 9340
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator

Stephanie Sloan

Location Feilding, Taranaki/Manawatu
Mobile 021 224 4030
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist, Nutrient Management

Susie Stewart

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.

Organisation AsureQuality
Location Christchurch, Canterbury
Mobile 027 216 0631
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert

Phil Tither

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

Organisation AgFirst
Location Hawkes Bay, Hawkes Bay
Phone 06 872 7084
Roles
  • 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.

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

Michelle Turfrey

Organisation Crowe Horwath
Location Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Phone 06 858 5577
Roles
  • 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

Organisation Nutrilink
Location Napier, Hawkes Bay
Phone 06 843 5680
Mobile 022 165 4396
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Nutrient Management

Colin Tyler

Organisation Ravensdown Limited
Location Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 021 529 146
Roles
  • Facilitator

Mark Waldin

Organisation ANZ
Location Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 027 247 2633
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Taking Ownership of Your Financials

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.

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

Dave Warburton

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.

Organisation Vet services Hawkes Bay
Location Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 027 561 9355
Roles
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Animal Breeding and Genetics, Animal Health, Beef Production Systems, Livestock Health and Welfare, Sheep Production Systems

Bex Warburton

Location Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 021 311 282
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Financial Management

Matthew Waterworth

Organisation Crowe Horwath
Location Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Phone 06 872 9289
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Accountancy Services, Financial Management

Peter Young

Organisation Rabobank
Location Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 021 196 0479
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Taking Ownership of Your Financials

Wairarapa

Doug Avery

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)

Organisation Resilient Farmer
Location Blenheim
Phone 03 972 3818
Mobile 021 107 9645
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
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

Sean Bennett

Location Waipukarau, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 022 014 1048
Roles
  • 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

Hannah Bruce

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

Organisation BakerAg
Location carterton, Wairarapa
Mobile 027 206 8090
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Business Planning, Farm Supervision, Sheep Production Systems, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning

Peter Burton

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.

Location Oamaru, Otago
Phone 03 434 8656
Mobile 027 495 0041
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Nutrient Management

Lauren Cameron

Location Masterton, Wairarapa
Phone 06 370 2389
Mobile 027 431 7626
Roles
  • 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.

Organisation Totally Vets Ltd
Location Feilding, Taranaki/Manawatu
Phone 06 323 6161
Mobile 027 446 3616
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Livestock Health and Welfare, Sheep Production Systems

Lesley Coppell

Organisation BNZ
Location Pahiatua, Wairarapa
Mobile 021 353 211
Roles
  • Connector

Dustin Coveney

Organisation RMPP
Location Christchurch, Canterbury
Mobile 027 939 3025
Roles
  • Connector

Vaughan Donald

Organisation ANZ
Location Masterton, Wairarapa
Mobile 027 490 5305
Roles
  • 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.

Organisation PGG Wrightson
Location Wairarapa
Mobile 027 566 6013
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Animal Health, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Doug Drysdale

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.

Location Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
Phone 06 356 7020
Mobile 021 232 9139
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Strategic Planning

Tony Egan

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.

Organisation Greenlea Premier Meats Ltd
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Phone 07 957 5183
Mobile 021 572 530
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Farm Governance, Strategic Planning

Kerrie Fahey

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.

Organisation AsureQuality
Location Alexandra, Otago
Mobile 021 908 940
Roles
  • Connector

Lawrence Field

Organisation Rural Field Consultants Ltd
Location Masterton, Wairarapa
Phone 06 378 8611
Mobile 027 787 2521
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Accountancy Services, Taking Ownership of Your Financials

Rachael Fouhy

Organisation Tararua Veterinary Services
Location Pahiatua, Wairarapa
Phone 06 376 8046
Mobile 027 594 3002
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Animal Health, Sheep Production Systems

Tom Fraser

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.

Location Lincoln, Canterbury
Mobile 021 122 0356
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Agronomist, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Carl Gibson

Organisation Rabobank
Location Wanganui, Wairarapa
Mobile 027 589 9611
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Taking Ownership of Your Financials

Katherine Gillespie

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.

Organisation Grow Forte
Location Kimbolton, Taranaki/Manawatu
Phone 06 328 4747
Mobile 027 296 5917
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Health & Wellbeing, Strategic Planning

Joanna Greaves

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.

Organisation Agbility
Location Palmerston north, Taranaki/Manawatu
Mobile 029 535 8780
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Financial 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

Organisation Primary ITO
Location Timaru 7910, Canterbury
Mobile 027 438 3196
Roles
  • Connector

Ed Harrison

Organisation BakerAg
Location Masterton, Wairarapa
Mobile 027 214 1716
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Financial Management, Sheep Production Systems

Donna Hintz

Donna is a Registered Financial Adviser with nearly 10 years experience and manages a team of 7 at RIVAL Wealth. She assists farmers and those in the rural support services to be financially successful through informed decisions which create, protect and grow wealth - cash management, debt management, ACC, personal & business risk management, estate planning information and works closely with an in-house rural accounting specialist to provide a complete service. Donna and her husband have 3 children and are proud Sheep and Beef farmers in Gladstone, Wairarapa. She has an in-depth understanding of running a farming business, which means she understands not only the “lingo” but also the challenges and opportunities farmers face. “I love getting people financially organised and helping them reach their goals. Being an Action Network Connector means I can put farmers in contact with groups who are facing the same challenges or looking to investigate opportunities with others”.

Organisation Rival Wealth
Location Masterton, Wairarapa
Phone 06 370 4441
Roles
  • Connector

Renee Hogg

Organisation Inside NZ
Location Masterton, Wairarapa
Mobile 027 439 2095
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator

Matt Hood

Background in family farming (Australia), Ag extension & Facilitation, Succession, Farm syndication and Rural Banking.

Organisation Rabobank
Location Masterton, Wairarapa
Mobile 027 275 9145
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Farm Governance, Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning

Rachel Joblin

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

Harry Johnson

Location Canterbury
Phone 03 662 9431
Roles
  • Connector

Sam Johnston

Organisation Beef + Lamb New Zealand
Location Masterton, Wairarapa
Roles
  • Connector

Sam Jury

Agribusiness Specialist helping farmers critically analyse their businesses. Specializing in creating & monitoring meaningful budgets, analysing various farm system scenarios, & identifying opportunities within the business.

Organisation Agri Analytics
Location Masterton, Wairarapa
Mobile 022 162 1969
Roles
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Financial Management

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.

Organisation Agricom
Location Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
Mobile 027 541 2232
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator
  • 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.

Organisation Massey University
Location Palmerston North, Taranaki/Manawatu
Mobile 021 227 8482
Roles
  • 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

Organisation Focus Genetics
Location Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 027 444 7588
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Sharl Liebergreen

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

Organisation Abacus Bio Limited
Location Dunedin, Otago
Phone 03 477 6375
Mobile 021 522 999
Roles
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Animal Breeding and Genetics

Richard Loffhagen

Organisation ANZ
Location Wellington, Wairarapa
Phone 04 436 6772
Roles
  • Connector

Don MacColl

Organisation StockCare
Location Te Awamutu, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 027 273 4822
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Simon Marshall

Organisation Dannevirke Vet Services
Location Dannevirke, Taranaki/Manawatu
Mobile 021 254 4348
Roles
  • Facilitator

Gary Massicks

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.

Organisation BakerAg
Location Feilding, Taranaki/Manawatu
Mobile 027 585 3222
Roles
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
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

Geordie Mccallum

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

Julie McDade

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

Organisation Greenlea Premier Meats Ltd
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Phone 07 957 8130
Mobile 021 589 334
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Strategic Planning

Alan McDermott

Organisation AgriFood Strategy Ltd
Location Nelson, Nelson/West Coast
Mobile 027 477 8236
Roles
  • Facilitator

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.

Organisation PGG Wrightson
Location Te Puke, Waikato-BoP
Phone 027 704 8415
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Animal Health, Beef Production Systems, Sheep Production Systems

Phil McKenzie

Organisation Change for Good Consulting
Location Wellington, Taranaki/Manawatu
Mobile 027 499 7809
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Business Planning, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Governance, Farm Supervision, Financial Management, Strategic Planning

Rod McMillan

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.

Organisation Rod McMillan & Associates Consulting
Location Springston, Canterbury
Mobile 027 499 5840
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
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

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.

Organisation Rural Directions
Location Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 027 496 6380
Roles
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Development, Resource Consent Applications, Strategic Planning

Bruce Mudgway

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.

Organisation Greenlea Premier Meats Ltd
Location Hamilton, Waikato-BoP
Mobile 021 241 4907
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Beef Production Systems

Beau Neill

Organisation RMPP
Location Christchurch, Canterbury
Mobile 027 828 1057
Roles
  • Connector

Garth Nielsen-Vold

FarmIQ Specialist

Organisation FarmIQ
Location Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 021 915 427
Roles
  • 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.

Organisation Rural Directions
Location Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Mobile 027 486 4276
Roles
  • Connector
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Employment advice, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Governance, Farm Supervision, Strategic Planning, Succession and Transition Planning

Delwyn Pringle

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.

Organisation BakerAg
Location Masterton, Wairarapa
Phone 06 370 6935
Mobile 027 537 7704
Roles
  • Connector
  • Facilitator

Braydon Schroder

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.

Organisation Perrin Ag
Location Rotorua, Waikato-BoP
Phone 021 303 645
Mobile 021 303 645
Roles
  • Facilitator
  • Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise
Employment advice, Environmental Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Farm Development, Farm Supervision, Financial Management, Succession and Transition Planning

Daniel Shand

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.

Location Culverden, Canterbury