The Farmers Fast Five : Where we ask a farmer five quick questions about farming, and what agriculture means to them. Today we talk to Marlborough Proud Farmer Doug Avery whose Resilient Farmer platform aims to deliver powerful support to New Zealand farmers across the three pillars — financial, environmental and social. Through road shows and ongoing mentoring, he helps farmers to adopt new thinking and practices. Check out his best selling book The Resilient Farmer, and his website http://www.resilientfarmer.co.nz for more information .
How long have I been farming?
46 years but I am only involved in the directorship of the business now and financial control.
What sort of farming are you involved in?
We grow wool, meat, crops , dairy support and people.
What makes you proud to be a farmer?
Being close to the most basic and essential industry in the world and today producing the cleanest, safest and highest quality food we have ever done.
What do you love about your job as a farmer?
Seeing the proud legacy of food production and land management at Bonavaree move to new generations and higher levels of excellence.
What advice would you give the next generation of farmer?
Embrace change and never stop learning.