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OFFICE: 24 Mecca Lane, Bungendore, NSW, 2621

MAIL: 24 Mecca Lane, Bungendore, NSW, 2621

MOBILE: 0409 816 433

EMAIL: chris@agristrategies.com.au

Background

We have has been in business since 1999, as industry leaders in the provision of agronomy and farm management advisory services to clients in the grazing industries throughout south east NSW.

We aim to provide the latest information and innovative management strategies to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Our experience and that of our associates also allows us to provide a broad coverage of agronomy and farm business related issues. Our advice is underpinned by evidence based science and sound economics.


We can help you to:

Chris Houghton – Principle advisor

Originally from an irrigated farming background in the MIA, Chris now has 27 years experience in pasture agronomy, and farm management, As well as being the proprietor of AGRI STRATEGIES, he operates a grazing property near Crookwell on the Southern Tablelands of NSW. Chris has a strong background in agronomy, cropping and business management.

Chris completed a bachelor of Applied Science, Agriculture, at Hawkesbury Agricultural College in 1986, where he learned the value of evidence based knowledge and continuous improvement. He graduated from a Graduate Diploma in Adult Education at the University of SA in 1994, and since then has gained considerable experience in education. He is known to communicate well with farmers at all levels.

Chris places strong emphasis on timely and effective decision making based on the best possible information. He stands by the moto, “If it can’t be measured it can’t be managed”. His approach is first to gather the necessary information on the farms resources, and then guide the cost effective improvement of soil fertility and the pasture/crop feedbase. He also assists clients to measure business and enterprise productivity and profitability and to seek performance levels in line with the top 20% of producers nationally.



Darren Secomb - Business Associate

Darren grew up on a family farm on the Adelaide Plains in South Australia.  After completing tertiary studies at Roseworthy College (Adelaide University) he worked for several rural financiers across South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales; with the last eighteen years with Primary Industry Bank of Australia / Rabobank.  During this time he has enjoyed roles in lending, credit, asset management and most recently in succession planning.

In late 2016 with a restructure at Rabobank, Darren has taken this opportunity to commence his own business, Nanga Mai Services Pty Ltd utilising the skills and knowledge that he has gained over his career to share with farming families.

Darren believes that better decisions come from an increased understanding and knowledge of all aspects of your business and your farming family or management team.  He can help with family meetings through facilitating discussion and communication in regard to your strategic and succession planning. Darren also has considerable experience in analysing business performance, evaluation business development plans and in reviewing finance matters.