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, Ben Curtis, Ryan Duane and Keith Symondson.
Farmanco Board: Laurence Carslake (Chair), Nigel Hennessy (Deputy Chair) David Cameron 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.
Keith became a Principal in Farmanco in late 2019.
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.
Laurence became Chairman of the Farmanco Board in 2020, taking over responsibilities from Rob Sands who retired from the position.
Laurence has provided both farm management and agronomy services with Farmanco since 2007, and 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.
Based in Pingelly in the Great Southern, Laurence can be contacted on 0407 441 157 or email@example.com.
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David Cameron has worked in Agronomy since 1996, joining Farmanco in 2009. Based out of Moora and providing support to clients in the central midlands area of Western Australia, David is passionate about driving productivity growth for his client base. He is quick to adopt new technology and use patterns.
David joined the Board as a Director in late 2019.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.