To be an AgWoman you don’t have to be hands on farming day in day out. However, we know many farmers enjoy visiting Kelly Burnett who since graduating as an Osteopath has been lucky enough to be offered the opportunity to work alongside the inspiring Osteopath Dr. Neil Patel. He planted this seed in Kelly’s head for her now growing client base where she has begun to help farmers in practice with pain, movement and maximising their performance from their bodies.
Every farmer appreciates advice from a trust worthy fertiliser consultant when it comes to growing their farms performance and for Central Southland farmers that’s exactly what they get from Ballance Agri-Nutrients Selina Copland. Originally from a mixed sheep, beef, pig and arable farming operation in Mid Canterbury brings a variety of skills to her position which she has held for the last three and half years.
Taihape born and bred, quintessential AgWomen Kristin Churchward is just as much at home on the farm, as she is flinging a pair of gumboots. The mother of three young girls, splits her time between managing home life, running their lease block alongside her husband Matt, as well as tossing the odd gumboot or two.
Proud farming mum, Esta Naylor, lives and farms at the bottom of the South Island in New Zealand. Mother of two beautiful girls aged 2 and 4weeks, Esta alongside husband Tim run a 330 acre dry stock and cropping lease farm in Waikoikoi just outside of Gore.
Born and bred Southlander Amanda Brown was brought up on and sheep and beef farm in Otama, Gore, before moving to a lifestyle block at McNab.
For eight years Barbs Evans, along with husband Greg, farmed in the Waitotara Valley, Southern Taranaki, before recently moving to the Wairarapa. Originating from the South Island, Barb grew up in Timaru working for BNZ for ten years prior to moving to the North Island.
Dairy support block manager Heather Clucas currently manages a 130ha support block near Hinds, in Mid Canterbury. A position she enjoys because of the variety of work the block brings. Heather says some days it's full on with moving irrigators (3 soft hose traveling guns and a few sprinklers and K-lines plus a pivot) and other days it’s being a tractor jockey and working the paddock ready for next rotation. However, stock work is always the highlight of her day. The property currently runs a mix of 220 rising one and two-year-old cattle that she says keeps her out of trouble with always something to do.