FARMANCO your complete Australian farm advice company
Farmanco is one of the largest farm consultancy practices in Australia.
The Farmanco Group was established in 1978 and evolved from the Dowerin and Districts Farm Management Advisory Service. Ken Sevenson took over the practice with around 70 farm business clients. Farmanco continues to grow and now has more than 20 professional consultants advising over 750 clients.
We have multiple regional offices across the wheat belt, great southern and south coastal regions of Western Australia, as well as an office and Farm Management Consultant in Albury, New South Wales.
Our advice is personalised and we work with our clients to provide the best possible outcomes. Farmanco consultants are specialists in the following:
Farmanco Principal: Rob Sands, Eric Nankivell, David Ward, Don McTaggart, Laurence Carslake, David Cameron, Brent Pritchard, Chris Robinson, Mae Connelly, Mark Lawrence and Ben Curtis.
Farmanco Associate Principal: Ryan Duane.
Farmanco Board: Rob Sands (Chair), Eric Nankivell, Laurence Carslake and Don McTaggart
CEO: Keith Symondson
CEO – Keith Symondson
Keith was appointed to the Farmanco Group as our first CEO in 2016. His role being to manage Farmanco and work with our consultants to provide the services and products our clients need.
Originally from the UK, Keith and his family moved to Western Australia in 2006. Keith has a varied employment background that took him all over the world. Keith’s expertise lies in working with businesses to improve their internal management systems, processes and efficiency.
Rob joined Farmanco in 1991 and operates from the Mundaring Office, consulting to clients throughout the Central Wheatbelt.
Rob has specialist knowledge in business analysis and farming systems including grain and livestock enterprises.
Rob has played a key role in developing our unique suite of software programs that include Business Analysis and a range of Decision Aids.
Eric has been with Farmanco since late 1997 and came his role as a Rural Consultant with Bankwest.
In 2015 Eric opened Farmanco’s first eastern states office at Albury, NSW and now consults to clients in WA, NSW, Victoria and Queensland.
Eric is a past Treasurer of SEPWA, Esperance, past board member of the Grower Group Alliance (WA) and current committee member of Riverine Plains Inc. Eric is also a member of the Central West Farming Systems (CWFS) group.
Laurence has provided both farm management and agronomy services with Farmanco since 2007. Based in Pingelly in the Great Southern, Laurence has a long history in and knowledge of broadacre agricultural production systems. His practical experience covers the selection, operation and maintenance of most farm and earth moving machinery.
Don McTaggart, Marketing Consultant, has been with Farmanco since 2006, and has worked in agribusiness since 2003. His clients are located across the Albany, Kwinana and Geraldton port zones of WA, as well as the Wimmera district of Victoria.
Don can provide advice on the full range of grain marketing options, including derivatives.
Based in our Albany office, Don can be contacted on 0427 387 300 or email@example.com.