Farmer Profile

Megan Rutherford

Megan Rutherford

 Bathurst
 New South Wales
 Research Scientist/ Farmer
 All in Agriculture
 6-10 Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Sheep 4
  • Beef 4
  • Broad Acre Cropping 2
  • Market garden 1
  • Other livestock 1
  • Chickens 1
  • Specialty Crops 1
  • Dairy 1
  • Goats 1
  • Viticulture 1
  • Other Farming Preferences: None

Farming Skills:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farming Methods:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Conventional 4
  • Grass fed 4
  • Urban 1
  • Organic 1
  • Biodynamic 1
  • Regenerative 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?

Leasing a farm and saving for a deposit to buy a farm

Why are you passionate about farming?

My family has done it for generations and I believe it is a very important industry for Australia.

Best days of being a farmer:

We would love to have a farm in the central west close to where we currently are and would ideally run sheep and cattle