SoilTech General Manager
Kevin completed a degree in business at the Muresk Campus of Curtin University before returning to the family farm at Cadoux. During that time, he was instrumental in the development of the Duli Farmers Group with the primary objective to researching and implementing sustainable farming systems. After leaving the farm Kevin has gained extensive experience in both the corporate and private business sector. Kevin’s appointment to Precision SoilTech as the General Manager, brings with it both technical and practical farming experience, along with business and systems management. His goal is to continue to improve Precision SoilTech, to ensure that it is the “Best in the West” for Collection, Analysis and Mapping of WA agricultural soils.
Prior to joining the SoilTech team in July 2017, Stephen spent 6 years managing the Precision Ag Technology Services division of the John Deere Dealership group located in the Central Wheatbelt. This experience provides great insight into how information gathered from soil sampling shapes farming decisions and practices throughout the varied seasons. His familiarity with Agronomic software platforms, remote support and Variable Rate Application (VRA) can assist growers with actioning any recommendations gathered from sampling results. Stephen also bring the unique skillset associated with his trade in Exploration Drilling (Cert III – Drilling Operations) to assist with design, operation, maintenance and best practices of SoilTech’s industry leading Soil Sampling Rigs. His 5 years operating mineral exploration drill rigs, managing drills teams and ensuring quality and integrity of samples will give growers and advisors confidence in the service that the Precision SoilTech provides.
Don has a passion for agriculture as demonstrated through his work with students, while a technical officer at the Morawa Ag school and Muresk Institute for Agriculture. Don has a bachelor of Agribusiness (Farm Management) from Muresk completed after his studies at Cunderdin Agricultural College. Don brings to the Precision SoilTech team extensive agricultural and research knowledge and customer service experience acquired through the time spent with Elders. Don spent 2 seasons running the pH Lab for Precision SoilTech, prior to becoming a permanent employee in June 2018. With a passion for agriculture and a driven desire to get the job done right every time. Don is commited to collecting, analysising and reporting accurately and quickly, so farmers have the tools to make effective management decisions.
Aglime General Manager
B. App. Sc., B. Sc (Hons), PhD
Steve has been involved in agricultural research, development and extension for over 30 years, and has a history of applied and practical achievement. As General Manager of Aglime and the Building Better Soils Group, Steve ensures SoilTech remains a valuable service for growers and agronomists in WA.
B.E (Hons), B.Com
Rob has been involved with both Aglime and SoilTech for over 10 years improving the work and information systems to meet demand.