Agripath provides business and technical management services to farm clients throughout Australia. The company was formed with a clear vision to provide financial and physical production data to farmers in a format that allows them to understand their business and assist them to make better business decisions.
The Agripath team encompasses experienced consultants who have been providing financial and technical advice to farming and grazing clients for twenty years. Office locations are Tamworth, Gunnedah, Geelong and Dalby.
Founder of Agripath, Simon has over 20 years experience in agriculture with his client base encompassing irrigation, dry land farming and grazing operations.
He has Southern, Central, and Northern NSW farming systems experience. Simon’s particular strengths have been in financial analysis and planning to deliver profitable outcomes for client businesses. Simon has worked as an irrigation agronomist for Twynam Cotton at Warren, a dry land consultant agronomist for Hassall & Associates and team leader Farm Business Consulting for Hassall & Associates.
Simon has worked in many parts of Australia, giving him a broad understanding of all facets of farming in diverse environments and an excellent network of skilled land managers/farm advisors. Simon has a degree in Rural Science.
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Peter has spent the past 30 years helping farmers to improve their farm profitability by implementing good farming systems, best practice and other ingredients of a good farming business which include crop selection, farm cost choices, labour, safety and machinery decisions.
Special expertise includes conservation farming, soil and carbon management, soil fertility and the use of recycled organics such as feedlot and poultry manure. A PhD thesis was completed on the ‘Economics and Adoption of Conservation Farming systems in Northern Australia’.
Peter has spent many years as principal of Horizon Rural Management and after a break working in land management for Origin Energy has joined with Simon Fritsch and Agripath Pty Ltd. to provide benchmarking and farm profit advice to farmers in Queensland. Farm business plans, feasibility studies, farm purchase proposals and business cases for irrigation and other projects have been part of past and current consultancy work.
Peter has been involved in many training workshops for farmers. Writing about farming systems and farm profitability has been extensive over the years
Rob Is a member of the Agripath team in Tamworth starting as an analyst in August 2013.
He has worked on various farms in Victoria, Southern NSW and Canada with a range of exposure in primary production including; Irrigated Cotton, Dry land cropping, Beef, Wool, Prime lambs, Olive groves, Tree nurseries, Forestry and Hay contracting.
Rob has a Bachelor of Business (farm management) from Marcus Oldham in Geelong.
Pete has been involved in the agricultural industry for over 20 years and has a valuable mix of practical experience and formal education. Pete joined Agripath in 2014 following a successful nine years as Operations Manager for the Warakirri Agricultural Trust and more recently as a lecturer in Farm Business Management at Marcus Oldham College and a senior consultant at RMCG.
Pete’s areas of expertise include, benchmarking farm business performance, business financial analysis and strategic decision making, farm business planning and budgeting, agricultural systems management and corporate agribusiness and business management.
Whilst at Warakirri, Pete lead the strategic planning and budgeting of the farming operations, facilitated benchmarking studies of large-scale corporate agricultural operations and implemented strategies to improve labour efficiency and reduce the cost of production to ensure Warakirri’s operations met their investor’s expectations.
Office manager for Agripath in the Tamworth ofice. Kate previously worked for ABARE and with Simon in starting an independent consulting service. She has experience in cotton agronomy, Rural book-keeping and as a consultant with Hassall and Associates. Kate attended Hawkesbury Agricultural College studying a degree in Applied Science (Systems Agriculture).
Emily joined the Agripath team in Tamworth as an analyst in June 2015. She has a lifelong rural background and has developed a wide range of experience and skills in agriculture. During appointments in NSW and Canada, she has been exposed to a range of agricultural industries including extensive and intensive livestock systems as well as mixed farming and cropping operations. Emily is particularly interested in sheep and beef activities. She has a passion to pursue the growth of profitable and sustainable businesses using an open-minded approach.
Emily has gained a Bachelor of Animal Science (Honours) from Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga and recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Consulting through the University of New England. She was part of the inaugural Future Livestock Consultants program, funded by the MLA Donor Company, completing a project investigating the effects of scale and levels of diversification on the profitability of extensive livestock assets.
Kim has been working with farm families in southern Queensland for over 20 years with the main focus being to fine tune and improve the profitability of their businesses. Kim also has experience in Western Australia where he was born and raised on mixed farming property near Geraldton.
Kim has had extensive experience with dryland cropping and livestock systems and provided business management advice on aspects such as enterprise selection, crop choices, livestock options, input costs, human resources, machinery ownership, use of contractors, finance structuring, succession planning & effective preparation for timeliness of operations.
Kim has a degree in Agribusiness, a graduate diploma in Agricultural Economics and a Masters degree in Agriculture.
Joining the Agripath team as an Analyst in June 2019, Anabelle’s previous professional experience has been in the livestock industry.
In a Feedlot Graduate position with Teys Australia, Anabelle took on operational, administrative and compliance roles, working in Teys sites across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. Prior to joining Agripath, Anabelle was working as Livestock Supervisor at Teys Condamine Feedlot.
Anabelle’s particular interest is in the implementation and improvement of systems and procedures to optimise efficiency and productivity.
Anabelle completed a Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Science (Honours) through the University of Sydney.
Jasmine joined the Agripath as an analyst in July 2019 bringing with her a varied background working across a range of sectors, including Eggs. She has completed her Bachelor of Rural Science with honours, previously worked as a Junior agricultural consultant at GoAhead Business Solutions and has been Local Landcare Coordinator in Western NSW. She has a keen interest in assisting those around her to achieve their goals, either as an individual or for their business.
Jasmine comes from a farming family that operates in both Tamworth, NSW and Hughenden, QLD. She brings a personal understanding of the challenges farmers face from the operating small businesses in regional Australia to succession planning. She is determined to play a pivotal role in developing thriving rural and regional communities by focusing on improving the knowledge, capabilities and life experiences of those working in the agricultural and regional communities. As a Young Farming Champion, she has shared her story and experiences with over 2000 school students throughout Australia. She is passionate about making the world a better place for the next generation and actively encourages people around her to strive to be the best they can be.
Will grew up working alongside Simon and Kate on the family farm and now with Agripath. Initially studying agriculture through the University of New England, the focus switched towards developing a digital data platform and IT services for the Agricultural sector. Will has experience in working on several farms throughout NSW with exposure to livestock, irrigation and rainfed cropping.
Will is currently undertaking tertiary studies with University of Newcastle in Information Technology and is passionate about delivering a industry leading data platform for Agripath clients