Farmer Profile

Ash Weldon

Ash Weldon

 Echuca VIC 3564, Australia
 1
 Victoria
South East NSW, Riverina, North East Vic, North West Vic
 Agronomist
 Farm hand (dairy & broadacre) Fertiliser sales rep
 6-10 Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farming Skills:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farming Methods:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Conventional 4
  • Grass fed 3
  • Organic 2
  • Biodynamic 2
  • Urban 1
  • Regenerative 1
  • Permaculture 1
  • Other Farming Methods: None

Farm Opportunities Sought:

  • Equity
  • Lease
  • Share Farm

What have you been doing to get farm ready?

I have been working as an Agronomist for the last 3 years; majority of time being in the broadacre cropping and dairy industries (irrigation and dry land)

Why are you passionate about farming?

I grew up on a dairy and cropping enterprise, my extended family are all still involved in agriculture and I want my kids to be involved.

Best days of being a farmer:

My dream farm is based along the Murray River not too far from Echuca. Despite the current volatility within the irrigation system, I would love to be involved in irrigation farming. A mixed enterprise consisting of broadacre cropping and beef would be my strengths, but I would also consider dairy if the right opportunity arose. I do enjoy and understand hard work/long days but the best days would be spent with my family in the paddock inspecting crops.