Farmer Profile

Samuel Davies

Samuel Davies

 Tatura VIC 3616, Australia
 Victoria
Riverina, Melbourne, North East Vic, North West Vic
 Currently working for LaManna Premier Group in Lancaster as a Graduate Grower in their hydroponic tomato operation in a Cravo House.
 Previosly worked at Flavourwave Hydroponic Tomatoes at Katunga, VIC and at Rijk Zwaan Australia on their vegetable seed production facility in Musk, VIC.
 1-3 Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Market garden 4
  • Broad Acre Cropping 4
  • Viticulture 3
  • Chickens 3
  • Specialty Crops 3
  • Other livestock 2
  • Goats 2
  • Sheep 2
  • Beef 2
  • Horse Breeding 1
  • Sugar Cane 1
  • Pig Farming 1
  • Cotton 1
  • Dairy 1
  • Aquaculture 1
  • Mixed Farming 1
  • Orchard 1
  • Rice 1
  • Other Farming Preferences: None

Farming Skills:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Agronomy 4
  • Planning 3
  • Cropping 3
  • Business Management 2
  • Livestock Mustering 2
  • Orcharding 2
  • Fencing 2
  • Machinery Operation 2
  • Human Resources 1
  • Marketing 1
  • Sales 1
  • Book Keeping 1
  • Accounting 1
  • Animal Husbandry 1
  • Other Farming Skills: None

Farming Methods:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Urban 4
  • Organic 4
  • Regenerative 4
  • Permaculture 4
  • Conventional 3
  • Grass fed 3
  • Biodynamic 2
  • Other Farming Methods: None

Farm Opportunities Sought:

  • Equity
  • Lease
  • Share Farm
  • Vendor Finance

What have you been doing to get farm ready?

I am currently studying a Masters of Sustainable Agriculture at Charles Sturt University in Orange, NSW. I am currently working in a hydroponic glasshouse tomato farm.

Why are you passionate about farming?

I am passionate about farming because I believe the farm is the starting place to increase food equality and availablity especially in the urban farming sector. If I can help make a difference then I will.

Best days of being a farmer:

My dream farm is a mixed farming operation in northern victoria, encorporating organic and permaculture principles into a broadacre cropping operation with the potential for a market garden in order to diversify the operation. The best days are spent out in the fields, when most things are going right, and the problems that come up have clever and simple solutions.