Meet the Team

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Michael Tayler
Michael is an arable farmer based near Winchester, South Canterbury. With his brother he farms an intensive arable business growing a wide range of crops, including vegetables. They also have some business interests in the dairy sector. He is married to Sally and they have three young boys.

Hugh Wigley
Cropping farmer from Hook Waimate. Lincoln BAgSc, winner of National Young Farmer Competition. Current chairman Herbage Seed Federated Farmers. Married to Liz with 3 children. Enjoys all family activities including skiing and jet boating and farming.

Nick Ward
Nick farms an intensive arable property at Milford near Temuka in partnership with his wife Michelle. They grow a wide range of crops including onions. Nick and Michelle were the 2009 Canterbury Supreme Winners of the Ballance Farm Environment Awards. They have two teenage children. Nick enjoys the outdoors, travel and supporting their children in their activities.

Seaun Lovell
Seaun came to New Zealand in 2011 with his wife Sarah, who is from Eiffelton, Mid Canterbury, and worked on the family dairy and cropping farm. Seaun still lives on the family farm with Sarah and their young daughter Tilly and takes an active role in the farm where possible.