Completed a Bachelor App Sci in 2022 winning Massey Agriculture Student of the Year that year. I was the Chairman of the Massey Young Farmers Club while I was there.
My first job out of Massey was with Dairy NZ as a consulting officer in Northland while my partner Elisha managed a Landcorp 1100 cow Dairy Farm in Kerikeri. Following our time in Northland we moved to Mamaku to take up a 900 cow 50:50 sharemilking position with Colin Armer.
After 5 years there we moved to Tikokino, CHB to take on a 1600 cow 50:50 Sharemilking job. We held this position for 7 years until the farm sold. We sold most of our herd to the incoming new farm owner but retained our youngstock. In May 2018 we purchased a 230ha dairy farm at Takapau.
I have two daughters aged Georgia aged 10 and Anya aged 12 who enjoy getting out on the farm with us and keep Elisha and I busy with their many sporting interests.
Other community and industry involvement
Federated Farmers National Executive
Federated Farmers Hawkes Bay Vice Chair
Board of Trustees Chairperson at Tikokino school
Board of Trustees Chairperson at Takapau School
Member of Dairy Farmer Environmental Leaders Forum
Treasurer and Groundsman for local Rugby Club
Founding member of Porangahau Maharakeke Catchment Group
Bachelor App Sci in 2022