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Jamie Iker

Jamie Iker is Managing Director/Agronomist of Spackman Iker Ag Consulting Pty Ltd based in Emerald, Queensland. The business services broad acre and irrigated cropping businesses in a 200km radius from Emerald.

Jamie has been an agronomist in the region for 12 years. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science with extended major in Agronomy and is a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program.

Jamie joined the Crop Consultants Australia Board in 2012. He is currently the President (2018-current) and has held positions of Broadacre Director (2012), Young Professional Director (2013-2015), Finance Director (2016-2018).

Bill’s initial experience was as a temperate pasture agronomist on the New England Tablelands for three years. From there he worked as an agronomist at Auscott Narrabri for 5 years, focusing on irrigated cotton, but also summer and winter grain, pulse and oil seed crops.

Bill progressed into the farm manager role at Auscott Narrabri in 2015 and has since transferred to Cobran at Hay as farm manager two years ago. Bill has always enjoyed the technical side to agronomy with his role allowing him the autonomy to specialise as an agronomic manager. 

Bill has completed a Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Rural Management (Hons) and a Graduate Certificate in Rural Science: Cotton Production. 

Bill joined the Crop Consultants Australia Board in 2016.

Liz Lobsey is the current Finance Director for Crop Consultants Australia, but as a day job, she is an independent agronomist working for Meteora Agronomic Consulting on the Darling Downs in QLD.

Liz has been with Meteora for almost 10 years and prior to this was office manager for a farming business and an accountant. Liz has a Bachelor of Business and a Graduate Diploma in Rural Science. 

Liz joined the Crop Consultants Australia Board in 2016.

Matt is an Agricultural Professional who has been a Director of Crop Consultants Australia since 2017.

Cotton & Broadacre Agronomist at B&W Rural Collarenebri.

Ben joined the Crop Consultants Australia Board in 2015.

David Kelly is Director/ Agronomist of Macintyre Independent Agronomists – a family-run agronomy business based in Goondiwindi QLD servicing mixed farming clients in the Border Rivers region.

His 10-year career in field agronomy follows 15 years in cotton Extension and Development Roles with NSW Agriculture, QLD Department of Primary Industries and Cotton Seed Distributors.

He holds a Masters of Science In Agriculture, a Graduate Diploma in Journalism and is a Chartered Agriculturalist through Ag Institute Australia.

David joined the Crop Consultants Australia Board in 2018.

Sam Simons is a Senior Agronomist at Poole Ag Consulting, an independent, progressive farm consultancy business based in Moree, North West NSW.

Following a background in on farm agricultural research and development through the Liverpool Plains, Central West and North West NSW with Kalyx and AMPS Research, Sam has been consulting for the last 10 years.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with honours, sits on several steering committees within the grains and cotton network and is a Chartered Agriculturalist through Ag Institute Australia.

Sam joined the Crop Consultants Australia Board in 2018.