Extension Partner - Northland
Senior extension partner
This area covers south of Auckland including Paparimu, Waiau Pa/Karaka, Awhitu and Aka Aka/Otaua, and north of Auckland including Helensville, Warkworth, Tomarata and Tapora.
Mike is originally from a sheep and beef farm and gained a Bachelor of Agriculture from Massey University. Prior to working for DairyNZ, he dairy-farmed in the lower North Island and worked in agricultural/horticultural merchandise sales (New Zealand and Australia).
He has worked for DairyNZ and its predecessor companies as a Consulting Officer on the West Coast and Waikato and has also spent a number of years working in the environmental area on a range of projects.
For the last 3 years, Mike has been working as a Consulting Officer in South Auckland.
His goal is to continue serving the rural sector by improving productivity, profitability and environmental performance of farmers and agribusiness professionals.