Farmer Profile

Craig Pentecost

Craig Pentecost

 Goondiwindi QLD 4390, Australia
 5
 Queensland
All Areas
 Farm Contracter Currently travelling
 10 years of small crops and broadacre, wheat, chickpea, lettuce, spinach, Asian salads, kale etc.
 25+ Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farming Skills:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Business Management 4
  • Livestock Mustering 4
  • Marketing 4
  • Sales 4
  • Planning 4
  • Fencing 4
  • Accounting 4
  • Cropping 4
  • Animal Husbandry 4
  • Machinery Operation 4
  • Human Resources 3
  • Agronomy 3
  • Book Keeping 3
  • Orcharding 2
  • Other Farming Skills: MC truck licence I own equipment. Have awards in feedlotting.

Farming Methods:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farm Opportunities Sought:

  • Lease
  • Share Farm
  • Vendor Finance

What have you been doing to get farm ready?

We own tractors and related equipment that we contract out with but the drought has really hurt us this last year.

Why are you passionate about farming?

Lynda and I have 8 children and farming with our children is a way of life. We know how to work. We had 1200head on the road droving for 11months with 5 children. My wife and I did 3000 hours in our tractor non stop all while home schooling the children. We love it.

Best days of being a farmer:

My dream farm is a mixed farm. Growing vegetables. Raising cattle and sheep. Cash crops and a small feedlot. All the while trying to make all this happen with the least amount of chemical and improving soil through crop rotations and other methods. In the real world this could be hard to achieve but my best days would be having a profitable farm and teaching my children that farmers will always be needed.