Anton Nicholls

    Anton Nicholls
  • mob: 027 5860 246
  • off: (03) 337 4141
  • fax: (03) 337 1414
  • anton@mrb.co.nz
  • www.mrb.co.nz

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science, 1st class honours
  • Member of New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management
  • Registered Farm Management Consultant
  • BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (UK)

Experience

  • 2 years Arable Consultant for Agriculture NZ
  • 5 years Extension Agronomist for Foundation for Arable Research (FAR)
  • 4 years Self-employed Arable Consultant Agronomist trading as Cropright Ltd Independent Agronomy
  • July 2009 - present Arable Consultant for MRB

Expertise

  • Designing farm systems that integrate a mix of arable crops and livestock
  • Specialist grain and seed crop management knowledge. Extensive arable industry knowledge. Independent solutions to crop management with up-to-date knowledge of new products/technologies
  • Strong understanding of arable farm business management and cost efficiencies to maximise profitability of arable production. Services include gross margin (crop and livestock)and cost of production analysis, full financial analysis, strategic planning, machinery and irrigation costings, arable production costs database
  • Project management for industry stakeholders
  • Broad range of national and international contacts
  • Variable rate fertiliser,GPS farm mapping

Anton has worked extensively within the arable industry in Canterbury, Otago, Southland, Manawatu, Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay.

He lives in Ashburton with his partner Tabitha and their two young children and enjoys windsurfing, mountain biking and hunting in his spare time.