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The Team

team-photos-3Richard Alcorn

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 Agmark with a half share before buying remaining 50% in when the previous partner exited the company.

Richard, who graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from UNE in 2002, lives in Armidale he has 3 boys having left school now with Max, Oscar and Joe pursuing careers away from Armidale.

Phone: (02) 6771 5311   Fax: (02) 6772 0866   Mobile: 0458 785 733   Email:

Rianna FeenstraRianna Feenstra

Rianna attended the University of New England obtaining a Bachelor of Business with a double major in Agribusiness and Marketing.

Rianna developed a love for agriculture when she moved to the Armidale area in her final years of high school. She comes from a background of marketing and operating small businesses, with previously owning her own music business and an agribusiness.In her free time Rianna enjoys craft and spending time with her chickens.

Phone: (02) 6771 3341   Fax: (02) 6772 0866

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Verni AinsworthVerni Ainsworth

Verni moved to Armidale in 1999 to attend UNE and she’s happily called the New England region home ever since. A globetrotter from birth, she’s lived in Asia, America, Canada and the Middle East. A city girl at heart until her family settled in country Queensland, where she started to enjoy the slower pace and wide open spaces as well as the close knit community around her.

She has worked for the Anglican Diocese at UNE, followed by a decade long career in the travel industry, then as a legal assistant before a change in direction as the accounts manager at Agmark.

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Mel KilmoreMel Kilmore

My name is Mel Kilmore I am based on the Liverpool Plains near Spring Ridge and I am new to the team at Agmark. Before starting at Agmark I was in Storage and handling at Amps Agribusiness for 3.5 years. It was here I grew my love for the world of grain, from weighing trucks, loading and unloading, sampling & testing, as well as storing and treating a variety of grains. I grew up on property in the upper hunter where I worked in the horse industry from the age of 15 and now reside near Spring Ridge where our family owns and runs 2 properties where we run our own line of  Black angus cattle and some cropping. I like spending my spare time with the family as well as friends, water skiing, and all things rural from cattle work to eradicating feral animals and everything in between including the sneaky drink or 2 around the campfire, the simple things. Whilst my new role in Logistics at Agmark has been different and slightly challenging I have found myself amongst a fantastic team and I am thoroughly enjoying the job.

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Sandy CoxSandy Cox

Sandy is our newest member to join the Agmark Team. He started with us in July after being with Delta Agribusiness and before that Sullivans for the last 16 years. His passion has always been grain accumulation and he has had a long association in the industry before his last role. He lives in Dunedoo and with a large client base there and surrounding districts it is suited to set up an office in town.

Sandy has a very active involvement in the community on numerous committees as well as a close association with golf, squash, touch football, pony club, tennis, rugby league and league tag. All his children completed their education at Dunedoo Central School and with their mother Ricki now spend endless hours working showjumping horses and competing at shows all over the state.


Fran O'DeaFran O’Dea

Fran is an integral part of our team and has a keen eye for detail, especially when it comes to financial records. When Fran is not balancing our books and recording payments she is at home enjoying life along with her passion for horse riding.

Phone: (02) 6771 5311





Daisy Gilbertson

Daisy is currently studying a Bachelor of Agriculture/Bachelor of Business at the University of New England. Her keen interest in agriculture has stemmed from growing up on a broadacre cropping and sheep property in south east South Australia. Daisy has joined Agmark part-time in an accounts and admin position while continuing her studies.

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