Richard (Dick) has a long history in agriculture having lived and worked on the family property at Willow Tree until 1993 when he began his career in grain marketing.
Richard worked and trained with IAMA grain division in Toowoomba and Gunnedah, then moved to Armidale in 1998 as a marketer with New England Agricultural Traders (NEAT) until 2000. He then owned and operated a fertiliser contracting business and for two years was Corporate Agribusiness Manager with CBA. Richard then established an office for Ozepulse trading in Armidale until May 2010, at which time Gardner Smith acquired Ozepulse, creating an opportunity for him to form a partnership with Jack Vivers at Agmark Commodities.
Richard, who graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from UNE in 2002, lives on a lifestyle block south of Armidale with his wife Tanya and three boys Max, Oscar and Joe.
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Andrew Close has very recently commenced work at Agmark Commodities, principally handling the administration side of the business.
He was born and bred in Cowra and comes to us with a wealth of knowledge in the rural industry having had 13 years in Mudgee working as a licensed Auctioneer, Stock & Station and Real Estate Agent.Before this, he worked in the agency in Dunedoo.
Having moved from Mudgee to Armidale in early 2003 with his wife Belinda and two children Sophie and Dougie, Andrew established a vineyard/cellar door operation at “Mihi Creek” producing cool climate New England boutique wines.
In the past 12 months, Andrew has been working in the Grain Industry, with the emphasis on logistics with a small amount of trading.
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Blake has a Bachelor of Agricultural and Resource Economics (Honours) from the University of New England. He is also currently enrolled in a Diploma of Grain Management with Grain Trade Australia.
Blakes interest in grain spawned from his upbringing on a broad acre grain producing farm at Quambone, NSW (200km North West of Dubbo). He left high school and then travelled through Europe after which he spent some time on the family farm and contract spraying and sowing.
Blake’s first taste of grain marketing was casual harvest work with a grain broker in Dubbo as work experience for his bachelor degree. Blake joined the Agmark team early 2016 in logistics and administration before later starting in trading and marketing.
Blake currently works from Agmark’s Narromine, NSW, office and enjoys tennis, rugby and water skiing in his free time.
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Angus, born in Armidale, NSW, is currently in his 3rd year at University of New England studying a Bachelor of Economics.
While new to the industry and being the newest member of the team, Angus’ interest in grain came from a an agricultural focused and rural based school and from his family’s feedlot on the outskirts of Bonshaw.
While this is Angus’ first taste of grain marketing, he has learnt quickly and is excited to learn and grow further in this industry.
Angus currently coordinates Agmark’s logistics and is based in the Armidale office. His interests include; rugby, white water kayaking, and cricket.
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