Passionate AgWomen Lisa Anderson and husband Gundy, along with their 2 children, Pippa (8)
and Robbie (6) farm Bog Roy Station. A 2720ha hill country property, located on the shores of
Lake Benmore, Omarama, where they run approximately 8500 su, made up of Merinos and
Lisa has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (hons) degree from Lincoln University, and in the past
worked as a fertiliser rep for Ravensdown, and later as the R&D Manager for Merino NZ Inc. She shares her experience and expertise widely and is part of the Lincoln University Farms
Committee, a member of the Upper Waitaki Zone Committee (part of the Canterbury Water
Management Strategy), and contributes to work within the RMPP.
On a local level, Lisa has previous involvement in a number of community bodies, including past
vice president of Omarama Playgroup, past President and current member of Omarama Schools’
fundraising committee, past Secretary/Treasurer of the Omarama Collie Dog Club, past
Secretary/Member of the Upper Waitaki Applicants Group (representing 22 properties in
Environment Canterbury hearings), and past member of the Upper Waitaki Water Quality Trust.
An active community member, she is currently on the Local Organising Committee for the
Grasslands 2018 Conference, member of the Omarama Residents Association, and active
member of the Merino Benchmarking Group.
As well as being a mum, farmers wife and concentrating on their farming business, Lisa and
Gundy have opened up their farm for many trials and demonstrations for the likes of Lincoln
University, and worked alongside Tom Fraser and Derrick Moot to further the research of merino
and hill country systems.
"Having grown up on a farm, and having experienced first hand the positives of living in the ag
sector, I feel incredibly passionate about being able to pass that privilege onto the next
generation. But, at the same time making sure they they enjoy it - not endure it. To do this means
we must ensure we bring a balance to farming - all the while working hard and smart, but making
sure we take time out as well."
Lisa you are a mover and shaker in your community. It is so important to have people like you
getting involved and giving back to community organisations and groups.