Matt holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science with Honours from Melbourne University and has worked in the Victorian grazing industry for over fourteen years. He contributes a broad range of experience to ONFARM.
His early employment with Ridley Agri Products in the areas of animal nutrition, sales and marketing, involved providing nutritional advice to Gippsland dairy and beef farmers. In his later role of National Product Manager in the Supplement Division he was also able to develop expertise in the areas of extensive beef and sheep farming, as well as feedlotting.
On moving to Murray Goulburn Dairy Co-Operative in its Field Services Division, where he rose to be Field Services Manager at Leongatha, Matt’s role changed to closely working with dairy farmers, providing advice on dairy production systems, budgeting, dairy nutrition, farm labour analysis, farm business management analysis and sharefarm/ lease arrangements. He facilitated several discussion groups as well as working one to one with farmers.
Matt also operates his own beef enterprise in South Gippsland producing vealers for the domestic market.
Allison has been an active part of the dairy industry in Gippsland for over 10 years, prior to which she completed a Bachelor of Agricultural Science with Honours at Melbourne University. Since then, she has completed further studies including Diploma of Business (Human Resources – Dairy) and the Rabobank Executive Development Program, which focussed on strategic planning and implementation for farm businesses.
Prior to joining ONFARM Consulting, Allison worked in the Field Services division of Murray Goulburn for many years. During this time, she worked closely with dairy farmers, meeting with them to develop farm budgets, discuss labour and employment, assist with milk quality issues, audit food safety systems, and coordination and facilitation of a discussion group for dairy farming women.
Allison grew up on a dairy farm at Poowong where she continues to be actively involved in the operation of the dairy farm business that she owns with her husband and brother, milking up to 500 cows.
WHAT WE DO
ONFARM Consulting’s primary focus is on the provision of production and business management services to individual dairy and beef farm businesses, either through regular visits or on an as needs basis.
As part of our commitment to linking farmers to the latest research and farming trends we also facilitate a number of farmer discussion groups in Gippsland and northern Victoria.
Similarly, the corporate sector engages us in a range of activities, from facilitation to project development and management, because of our strong links to the farming community.
Our advice is independent - we have no association with product sales and receive no commissions.