About AgField Services

AgField Services is a trusted and experienced farm management and operational service provider with people, safety and integrity at its core.

With our team of experienced management and staff along with a large fleet of machinery and equipment, AgField Services develop, manage and operate farming assets on behalf of Australia’s largest agricultural asset owners.

Our History

Established in 2012, AgField has a reputation for delivering quality expertise in agricultural development, management and contract services.

AgField Services business has grown substantively since its inception and this has been achieved through its commitment to people, safety and integrity.

AgField manages the assets for, and contracts to, Australia’s largest agricultural asset owners.

Having been involved in the development of a 2,500ha almond development in the Riverina, NSW, AgField has maintained the contract for all orchard spraying on this property since its inception in 2016.

Since that time, AgField were commissioned to develop an 870ha almond orchard in Darlington Point, NSW. AgField provides the ongoing farm management for this property, which entails the provision of all staff and HR support, responsibility for safety, budget management and operational and irrigation program management as well as the supply of contracted operations.

AgField work closely with many other corporate asset managers providing contracting services for many of their horticultural, land and water assets.

AgField also own, lease and operate farmland, mainly in livestock and broadacre cropping.

Our People

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Nathan Payne

Managing Director

Having developed a vast network of industry contacts in his over 20 years of experience in agriculture, Nathan established AgField Services in 2012 and now leads the AgField team, setting the company’s direction and business strategy.

Growing up on the family farm in Cobar, NSW and schooling at Forbes then Charles Sturt University in Wagga, Nathan began his career in cotton agronomy. Working for Rural Funds Management (RFM), Nathan gained a great foundation in corporate agriculture and was involved in asset management and acquisition, horticultural developments and the establishment of agricultural finance vehicles for farmers seeking to grow their livestock holdings.

Wanting to test his limits and go it alone, Nathan spent time working for a mining contractor to learn the craft of contracting services. Buying his first piece of equipment in 2012, Nathan established AgField Services, which is has successfully grown and developed into a multi-million dollar business today.

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Jane Barter

Business Partner

Jane’s depth of experience managing people and projects comes from her diverse work background. Having worked for Macquarie Bank and then with RFM for many years in the corporate side of the business, Jane gained vital experience in compliance, risk management, capital raisings and marketing. Jane then moved on to manage a 70 room boutique hotel in Canberra, managing operations and a large team of staff. Changing tact again, Jane was employed in human resources responsible for recruitment and workforce strategy at Department of the Attorney General in Canberra before joining AgField Services to provided much needed support in the growing business.

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Jamie Wilde

Manager – Farming Operations

Jamie brings a wealth of farming experience with him starting work on stations from the age of twelve. Hailing from Victoria on the Murray River. Jamie started in field operations and quickly worked his way into leadership roles with his enthusiasm, ambition, and hard work.

Employed by Olam Orchards Australia, Jamie gained vital experience becoming a highly experience horticultural farm manager. He managed some of Olam’s largest farms, coordinating staff and contractors as farms were developed, operated and harvested. Jamie is passionate about farm safety and is dedicated to leading our team of operators, irrigators and maintenance staff.

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Tammy Gilbert

Workplace Health and Safety

Tammy brings with her, her experience working in similar roles within local government, along with her knowledge Freshcare standards and requirements.

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Murray Parr

Freight & Maintenance

He can turn his hand to most tasks making him a key our asset to our team. Murray is either in the truck, undertaking maintenance or fabricating a new piece of equipment for use in our operations.

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Darshan Panara

Irrigation Team Lead

Having made his start in cotton irrigation, Darshan is now an experienced irrigator of horticulture and leads a small team in this endeavour.

Our Philosophy

People

Our staff are key to our success and the ongoing support of our clients. We have built a team of dedicated professionals who genuinely care about what they do. We support them through ongoing training and career advancement opportunities, competitive remuneration packages and a healthy and safe work environment.

Safety

AgField is dedicated to the safety of our people, the contractors with whom we engage and visitors to our sites. We have successfully embedded safety into all aspects of our work practices so that it is part of our workplace culture rather than safety for safety sake. We ensure staff are trained for the tasks they do, have well maintained and appropriate equipment to undertake tasks as well as the personal protective equipment required for them to safely carry out their duties.

Our staff know and understand their safety responsibilities and feel safe in reporting incidents or concerns via toolbox talks, our safety app or directly with our safety officer or their manager. We have established sound risk management practices and our systems support a culture of safety rather than many that often stifle workplace safety.

Integrity

AgField has developed a reputation for acting with integrity in all its endeavours. We are committed to the goals of our clients and strive to deliver them with quality outcomes.

Our Services

AgField Services is an experienced provider of end to end horticultural management services.

We project manage asset development and offer a full suite of farm management and contract operation services.

Farm Development

We consult on asset acquisition strategy and expertly oversee all aspects of redevelopment.

Farm Management

Our clients trust in us to maximise their yields, manage expenditure and ensure the safety of all those on farm.

Contract Services

AgField has the machinery and expertise for most horticultural farming operations.