The agVivo Team
(B.Sc.Ag (Hon) UWA) Phil is a highly regarded Agricultural Consultant with over 25 years of experience. Specialising in pastures, livestock and mixed farming systems, he works across WA conducting research and providing advice. In the R,D&E space, he has made a major contribution to the knowledge and adoption of perennial pastures and crop grazing. He is a good communicator and regular speaker at field days. Phil lives on a farm north of Gingin where he breeds Red Angus cows and trades local and pastoral cattle on a mix of perennial and annual pastures. He can be found on Twitter at @pbl1972.
Sam Taylor (B.B.Ag Muresk) is an agronomist with extensive experience providing technical advice on horticultural and broadacre crops and pasture, fertiliser management and grazing systems. A sound understanding of farming systems has seen Sam forge strong relationships with individual farm business and corporate clients in over 20 years of commercial and consulting agronomy.
(B.B.Ag (Hons) Muresk) Tim has extensive agronomic experience throughout the Central Wheatbelt and Great Southern regions of WA. He provides quality technical advice on cropping and pasture systems backed by practical experience gained from his family farming operation. Tim has extensive knowledge of multiple cropping systems with a strong focus on nutrition, herbicide resistance and disease management. Tim creates excellent client relationships in order to facilitate the best possible result for each and every client.
(B.Sc. UWA) Erin has spent over 20 years providing quality agronomic advice in cropping and pasture systems in the central and mid western wheatbelt regions of WA. This coupled with his own farming operation has given him invaluable practical experience understanding the challenges of managing a modern farm business. Erin has extensive knowledge of multiple cropping systems with a strong focus on soil and plant nutrition, variable rate and GPS technology as well as herbicide and disease management.
Clinton Mullan (B.Sc.) has been providing agronomic and farming systems advise for over 20 years through the Upper Great Southern and Lakes district regions. With the focus being on broad acre cropping and sustainable cropping rotations he also has experience in pasture establishment and management systems with sheep enterprises. Having being involved in owning an independent rural merchandise store for over 20 years he is well placed to provide timely advice to clients on product research, development and supply which client appreciate. Clinton and his wife also own the family farm giving him a great practical understanding of farming systems and most importantly enterprise profitability. Clients appreciate the fact that he has practical experience in putting his knowledge to the test in his own farm business.
Erin has over 28 years’ experience as a sheep and grains farmer in the south west of Western Australia. She spent many of those years as a producer representative and advocate for livestock and pastures systems across Australia which developed into a strong interest in research, development and extension, particularly in the red meat sector. This led to her role as a rural industry consultant for the agricultural industry as part of the agVivo group, of which she is a Director. Her business experience stretches across the red meat industry, grower groups, food and fibre education, pastures and WA Rangelands issues
(B.Ag Muresk) Tim has developed his agronomy and agricultural production systems knowledge through working closely with farmers throughout the Great Southern, Upper Great Southern and Central Wheatbelt of Western Australia over the last 20 years. Tim believes agricultural innovation and research begins and is nurtured at farm level, and that working closely with farmers can deliver important learning and problem solving outcomes and incremental advances. Tim is focused on delivering a full service agronomy model from rotation planning, soil and plant testing and nutritional advice, to in-crop implementation of integrated and sustainable herbicide, insecticide and fungicide programs. Tim is focussed on the fundamentals of crop and pasture production to deliver profitable and sustainable cropping outcomes for his clients.
Joel Andrew (B.Sc.) grew up on a family farm in the eastern wheatbelt and has more recently been providing Precision Ag. and soil management services to growers across SW Western Australia. Joel is focussed on helping growers set up GPS, CTF, variable rate and data management systems to maximise efficiency and profitability within their farming enterprise. Joel is also an advocate for research and on-farm trials to further productivity gains in the overall agricultural industry.