Born and raised on his family farm in Jamestown, Richard’s passion for agriculture runs deep. While his role as Managing Director means he spends more time in the office than the paddock, he makes sure he is in the field at seeding and harvest time and makes it his mission to visit each trial that we conduct.
After working in research roles with the University of Adelaide, Agrisearch, Seedco and Crop Care, Richard set up his own research business in 2002. The company began trading as Peracto SA in 2003, and has grown to 27 employees under Richard’s guidance of the business – now named AgXtra.
Richard’s two brothers and their families still farm at Jamestown, and he enjoys spending time there when work commitments allow. He also enjoys his family, football, wine, travelling and camping.