From a small Merino farm in NE Victoria. B.Arts (Monash 1971), Cert. Horticulture (Burnley 1975), Graduate Diploma Sustainable Agriculture (Orange 1998). Involved with Organic Agriculture Association (Gippsland) since 1985, currently vice-president. Nursery work. Small organic producer (certified by NASAA for 5 years). Wrote and taught Diploma of Organic Farming 2001-2016 (NMIT, Federation Training).
Employed by Australian Landscape Trust at Strathfieldsaye Estate in Gippsland to do grazing management research and manage organic certification 2007-2016. Hundreds of published articles on sustainable agriculture. Prepared on line soil management course for Farming Secrets. Currently involved with Mekong Organics teaching occasional organic courses in Vietnam. Visited many organic farms in Australia, SE Asia and East Africa.