Lochie started Farm Management Consulting in 1986, initially with MAF advisory services and latterly with Agfirst. Lochie has also had a farming career, leasing land off family to put the first deer post in during 1981. In 1990 Lochie and his wife Louise purchased the family property and set about on a development programme as well as increasing its scale running sheep cattle and deer.
While farming, Lochie continued off farm professional work, as well as taking up various governance roles with a number of directorships and chairmanship roles for a number of national and international businesses.
He brings a very experienced holistic approach to his work with farms, farming and the work he does past the farm gate. Lochie remains passionate and optimistic about farming and the farming environment – farming is in his blood and in his thinking.
Lochie is currently leading the Catch Crop Sediment Mitigation Group project: www.catchcrop.nz. This group is undertaking research in developing mitigation and sustainable solutions for reducing sediment and nutrient losses in winter crops.
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