Stephanie exudes energy for living well, for engaging with people in an authentic and productive way. Her upbringing on a sheep and beef farm gave her not only a love of the land, but a keen interest in soil science and nutrients. She has an extensive background in agronomy and the farming environment that has seen her form award winning associations. She proactively seeks ways of engaging people in a positive way and quickly establishes common ground where people feel less threatened and open to considering alternative possible solutions. What she achieves is borne out of sheer hard work, determination to follow through on her planning because she believes in the cause she is championing. As a result those who choose to team up with her have an amazing journey of discovery; they also share the delights and rewards of being associated with her workmanship that is both professional and compassionate. The challenges are considerable and we need people who are smart, adept and effective communicators to enable wise decisions to be made about how we live, farm and leave a legacy.
Having worked with Steph in her previous role as the North Island Technical Specialist, Steph’s involvement in my business was primarily centered around soil nutrient inputs, agronomy advice and building cost effective nutrient strategies into my overall agronomy programme. I found Steph to be very technically astute, always willing to discuss alternative options and look outside the norm, making a difference in our overall bottom line. Overall Steph has great communication and bubbly personality, as well as her ability to offer practical solutions to our farming business.