Dairy, Environmental, Healthy Rivers, Environmental Agribusiness Consultant

Jeremy specialises in preparing farm environment plans (FEPs) and nitrogen reference points (NRPs), effluent management and warrant of fitness (WOF), riparian management schemes and overseer modelling to determine the environmental outcomes from various farm systems.

Jeremy grew up on a dairy farm in Horsham Downs, just north of Hamilton, and still finds himself actively involved. He loves being able to positively contribute to a sustainable farming ideology and working with farmers to help maintain production targets without compromising their environmental footprint.

Jeremy previously worked for NIWA in the environmental fields before travelling abroad where he worked as an environmental engineer at the London Olympic site. Back in NZ, Jeremy worked for URS and AECOM as an environmental consultant and project manager, typically on large industrial and infrastructure projects. As Dairy runs in Jeremy’s blood, he then went on to work as a contract milker on a system 3-4 farm before joining the AgFirst Waikato team as an Environmental Agribusiness Consultant.

Key Skills

  • Farm Environment Plans
  • Effluent Pond Drop Tests
  • Dairy Effluent WOF and system reviews
  • Environmental Compliance and Consenting
  • Nitrogen and phosphorus losses
  • Environmental Monitoring and Weather Station installation

Qualifications

  • Certificate of Sustainable Nutrient Management – Massey University
  • Dairy Effluent Warrant of Fitness (WOF) Certification
  • New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Dairy Farming) – Level 4
  • Project Management Certification – AECOM
  • Stream Ecological Valuation Certification – NIWA/Auckland Council
  • Bachelor of Science (Environmental) – Canterbury University