Farmer Profile

Harrison Sellers

Harrison Sellers

 Bombala NSW 2632, Australia
 New South Wales
Canberra, North East Vic
 Student- Bachelor of Rural Science Partner Sellers Pastoral Co Farming partnership with brother running merino ewes and 1st cross lambs across 1200acres(leased) in South East NSW -
 Farm Hand Working various Sheep, Cattle and Cropping properties
 4-6 Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Sheep 4
  • Beef 4
  • Broad Acre Cropping 3
  • Goats 3
  • Market garden 1
  • Other livestock 1
  • Chickens 1
  • Specialty Crops 1
  • Dairy 1
  • Viticulture 1
  • Other Farming Preferences: None

Farming Skills:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farming Methods:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farm Opportunities Sought:

  • Equity
  • Lease
  • Share Farm
  • Vendor Finance

What have you been doing to get farm ready?

Have grown up on small family farm in Southern NSW with Merino sheep, Cattle and Cropping. During school and university I have had various jobs including doing harvest at Moree and Driving a header around the Young- Temora area of NSW. In June this year my brother and I have set up a farming partnership leasing 1200acres close to our home property. While setting up this operation- getting finance, buying sheep, managing a difficult first winter while finishing University has been tough but a supportive family with Dad looking after the farm while I am away (my brother is in the Northern Territory being Jackaroo this year and will return to go and go to university next year taking on a much more hands on management role. I am in the final year of Study at the University of New England in Armidale doing a t 12 credit point honours project looking at the grazing preference of sheep when grazing different varieties of forage rape. Next year I am hoping to become a graduate agronomist furthering my knowledge of different agricultural systems and methods to take home to both our lease country and home family farm.

Why are you passionate about farming?

Since I can remember I have always had a passion for agriculture spending as much time as I could helping my father on the farm as well as working on neighbours properties and others around the district. Studying Rural Science has furthered this passion and made me excited for the future of Agriculture. There are going to be many challenges in the next few decades and meeting these challenges and finding solutions is why I want to continue in the agricultural sector.

Best days of being a farmer:

My dream farm is around my home town of Delegate where the family farm and our lease properties are. Improving the current country and increase the size of this aggregation is my dream. On my best days I would be working with livestock on one of the few sunny days in Delegate. I would be farming Merino sheep potentially starting a seedstock business while increasing the productivity of the farms while working with nature to be as sustainable as possible.