Environmental, Agricultural Environmental Consultant

Chelsea Reynolds began consulting as an Agricultural Environmental consultant with the AgFirst Waikato team in March 2020.

Despite growing up in urban Lower Hutt she has always had a passion for agriculture. This was much to the neighbour’s amusement with Chelsea having multiple pet lambs over the years. During school she took every opportunity to get out on farms and spent much of her school holidays on a sheep and beef property out near Balclutha.

She completed her Bachelor of Agricultural Science at Lincoln University in 2019. During her degree Chelsea carried out a summer scholarship with the Foundation for Arable Research, investigating herbicide resistance in arable weeds of mid and south Canterbury, and fungicide options for stem rust control in perennial ryegrass seed crops.

Qualifications
-2019 Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Lincoln University)
-2020 Consulting skills for rural professionals
-2021 Intermediate Farm Environment Planning (Massey University)
Member NZIPM

Key skills
-Farm Environment Planning
-Effluent Pond drop testing
-Nutrient budget development