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 grain 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 has many years of experience in the grain industry having worked with IAMA grain division, NEAT, Ozepulse before it was acquired by Gardiner Smith. In 2010 Richard joined Jack Vivers company, Agmark, running in partnership with Jack until 2012, at which time Jack exited Agmark.
Richard, who graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from UNE in 2002, lives in Armidale with wife Tanya. Their 3 boys having left school now with Max, Oscar and Joe pursuing careers away from Armidale.
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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 and a Diploma of Grain Management through 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.
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 transitioning into a trading role.
Blake currently lives in Narromine with his wife Sarah and son Tom and works from Agmark’s Narromine, NSW, office. In his free time you will likely find him golfing, playing rugby or water skiing.
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David is the newest member of the team and has recently graduated with a bachelor of Agribusiness majoring in Economics from the University of New England.
Originally from Sydney, he moved to the Riverina at a young age where his passion for the grain industry was born. His experience ranges from working on farm over harvest and planting seasons, working on several different grain receival sites across southern NSW, to his most recent role working as an assistant grain broker in Armidale.
David joined the Agmark team in early 2021 in logistics and administration.
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Rianna attended the University of New England obtaining a Bachelor of Business with a double major in Agribusiness and Marketing. She has recently started at Agmark in 2020 working in grain logistics.
Having been raised in Newcastle Rianna moved to the Armidale area in her final years of high school developing her love of agribusiness. Rianna comes from a background of marketing and operating small businesses, with previously owning her own music business and later an agribusiness.
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