BSc (Geology), MEnvSci, Advanced Certificate in Sustainable Nutrient Management, Approved Farm Environment Plan Auditor (ECan)
Ben grew up on a farm in mid Canterbury which led to work for various farming enterprises during his education years.
Ben is experienced in dairy discharge consenting, land use consenting and preparation of Farm Environmental Plans (FEPs). In the past he has worked in a farm consultancy and management company focussing on financial modelling, board governance reporting, farm system analysis and implementation, irrigation development, and OVERSEER modelling and FEP/SMP (Sustainable Milk Plan) preparation.
Ben focusses on the preparation of FEP’s/SMP’s and OVERSEER scenario modelling for farm system changes to achieve nutrient loss goals/requirements and farm profitability. Ben enjoys hunting, fishing and diving; along with anything else that involves the outdoors.