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David Crowley

Dave Antrobus

Agronomist, Delta Agribusiness - YOUNG NSW

CATEGORY: PRODUCTIVITY

David Crowley has been a farm agronomist with Delta Agribusiness, Young, for the past 8 years. Originally from a cattle property in Northern NSW, David’s passion for agriculture started at a very early age, making him eager to pursue a career in the industry. Initially, he found his feet in pasture management then his focus shifted towards broadacre agronomy. These cross over skill sets, coupled with a deep understanding of livestock systems, have given David the ability to deliver advice on all elements of agricultural production, which is highly sort after in the mixed cropping region of Young, NSW. 

David currently looks after a full complement of 45 clients, who are all unique in terms of their production mix. This covers 150,000 acres in the high rainfall region of the Young in NSW and achievement is well beyond his years, establishing a full consultancy book in a very short space of time within the most competitive region of Private consultants in NSW.

One of David's best traits is that he is forward thinking and constantly looking at ways to improve productivity in a sustainable manner. An examples that demonstrates this mindset includes David's adoption of the precision agriculture platform offered by Delta Agribusiness, due to understanding the value it can provide to growers.  David has also recently completed  a Masters in Agricultural Business Management, which he has utilised with a number of his clients  through improved farm management decisions and as well farm budgeting plans. This expertise has also been utilised within the Delta Ag business and is quite unique to the industry.

Last but not least, another important string to David's bow is the R&D or product development work he has completed to deliver key Syngenta brands to market including Boxer gold, Amistar Xtra and Vibrance.

In turn David's commitment to the industry, his employer and his clients demonstrates why he is so highly regarded amongst the agricultural network. The way he embraces new technology and the value he places on maintaining strong relationships with R&D companies will allow him to continue to succeed, on top of what he has already achieved. The future of Australian agriculture is in good hands. 

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