Nicola has been working as a dairy farm consultant for AgFirst Waikato since early 2008. She has completed a Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (majoring in Agriculture and Agribusiness). Since working with AgFirst Waikato Nicola has been involved in both one-on-one consultancy and various industry projects.
In 2010 Nicola was awarded a Nuffield Scholarship completing her travels throughout 2011. Her travels took her through various parts of Europe, the USA, South East Asia and the Middle East learning about a range of farming enterprises. She completed a personal sutdy looking at how to help farmers to adapt to future environmental regulations and how the industry can influence these – the carrot or the stick approach.
Outside of her role as a farm consultant she is also involved in NZ Young Farmers at a club, district and regional level. Addititoally she holds a role of an independent board member of NZ Institute of Primary Industry Management (an Industry body for rural professionals).
Nicola is also involved in a 50/50 Sharemilking business milking 500 cows with her husband Harvey Kloeten in the North King Country.
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