Technical Specialist/Calf Guru
Born in Taupo, Karen farmed on the East Coast for 20 years and a couple more in Manawatu with her late husband. Her back-story is impressive, from cropping potatoes, squash, grain and peas, to sheep and beef farming. This was followed by a stint as owner of a 1,500 head dairy conversion in Takapua.
It was while Karen was running her own business and working alongside NRM, that she realised there was an opportunity to grow her skill-set even further by joining the team full-time. The rest as they say, is history.
Karen has real a passion for dairy/beef youngstock. As part of the NRM team she’s upskilling farmers and rearers all over the country and making it her mission to change industry averages.