Established by Kevin Jenkins in 2015 to offer financial and management advice to agribusinesses, farmers and farming families in Canterbury.
Dip Ag. VFM. – Lincoln
Registered Member of the NZ Institute of Primary Management (MNZIPIM Reg.)
Member of the NZ Institute of Directors
Kellogg Rural Leadership Scholar 1999
Kevin is able to use his experience, knowledge and comprehensive network to enable farmers, business owners and investors to establish a sustainable business. He is passionate about encouraging them to maximise their personal goals and objectives while implementing management systems that effectively deal with political, economic, social, technical, legal and environmental issues.
Kevin has a strong background in practical farming, agribusiness and export marketing. He has spent twelve years farming, fifteen years involved in agribusiness banking and ten years in the rural real estate industry.
His family farm was a mixed cropping farm near Rakaia and he has been dairy grazing for the last twenty years on an irrigated property at Flaxton. He has been a director of a large scale equity partnership for the last ten years. He was an original investor in this business which has expanded to now milk 1100 cows at Winchmore.
Following secondary schooling at St Andrews College he worked on beef and dairy farms in the North Island for two years before attending Lincoln and studying Valuation and Farm Management for three years. He was awarded the Colonel John Findlay Entry Scholarship and the WA Yardley Cup for Vet Science.
While at Lincoln he was shearing for a local contractor and later was a competitor in the Golden Shears. He was contracted by the Sapporo City Hall to demonstrate the Bowen technique and judge the inaugural Japanese Sheep Shearing Championships in Hokaido, Northern Japan.
He spent over twelve years farming a 180 hectare intensive cropping and livestock trading property at Rakaia while also operating a broad-acre contract spraying business.
This was followed by three years commodity trading for Mair Seed. As an Export Trader he was responsible for the sale of frozen vegetables processed by Alpine Foods in Timaru and was instrumental in developing the Japanese market through Colyer Watson Far East (a JV company) in Osaka.
The sale of Alpine Foods to McCains saw Kevin join the Rural Bank which later became part of the National Bank. After ten years as a Rural Manager with this group he spent a year as the Advertising Manager for AgriMedia, publishers of NZ Agribusiness, AgriVet, The Cropping Yearbook, Rural Contractor and the Australian Ag Contractor.
Four years with Westpac Agribusiness as a Regional Manager was followed by a year with the BNZ Rural team. He completed the Kellogg Rural Leadership programme at Lincoln University in 1999.
He then spent five years as the Christchurch Real Estate Manager for Pyne Gould Guinness. The merger of Pynes with Wrightsons prompted a move to Bayleys Canterbury for a further five years.
Kevin invested in two alloy boat building companies and has assisted in export sales for the last six years. He also undertakes off-shore jet boat driver training and commissioning of the jet tour boats when required. In the adventure tourism industry he has assisted new business start-up in many parts of the world.
Kevin has continued with a part time involvement with some families that he met in his rural banking days and his passion for farming and empathy with the rural sector has seen him continue to be involved in agribusiness work. He has also gained valuable experience as a trustee and executor over the last five years.
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