Adviser, Iker Spackman Ag Consulting, Emerald QLD
An active advocate for Australian agriculture, Jamie Iker is passionate about crop productivity and ensuring a positive result for his growers.
Jamie is an agronomist at Iker Spackman Ag Consulting and is well-respected by growers for his focus on best yield outcomes, crop profitability and smart rotation decisions. This focus means that, in his spare time, Jamie will often contribute insight and data to research efforts and grower-group projects, as well as learning about new product that can benefit his growers.
He also makes the odd trip to his former high school to speak to students about the benefits of a career in Australian agriculture and the varying paths it can offer them.
Based in central Queensland, Jamie enjoys that his region is a “fruit-bowl of crops,” but he is most heavily involved in cotton. Starting out as an agronomist in 2008, Jamie graduated from the Future Cotton Leaders Program in 2011 and went on to with Young Achiever of the Year for the Australian cotton industry in 2012. More recently, Jamie graduated from the Australian Rural Leadership Program sponsored by the Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC).
According to Jamie, the future of Australia’s agricultural productivity lies in actively seeking improvements and learning from each other, and he is proud to be a part of that work.