Born and raised in Northland, Gareth has an appreciation of the unique aspects of farming in the Northland region and in agriculture generally.
Prior to joining AgFirst Northland in 2005, Gareth worked in the fertiliser industry and worked as an animal nutritionist. Gareth has been involved in a variety of projects associated with the Northland pastoral sector including; representing Beef+Lamb New Zealand in the Northland region, running a Kikuyu Action Group project and supporting the Northland Pastoral Sector with Enterprise Northland.
Private consultancy is a key focus for Gareth; working with Northland beef and dairy farmers to realise their goals and providing an independent perspective of their farm business. Gareth uses a combination of local knowledge and the latest farm management tools such as Farmax to help farmers get more from their properties.
Gareth has a passion for agriculture and enjoys exploring opportunities to help create a better industry, whether that be for his clients or the industry generally. He enjoys living and working in a region with opportunity for sustainable increases productivity and profitability.
Gareth is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management and a registered Farmax Consultant.