About Us

Greg Sheppard
Farm Management Consultant, Director

About Greg:

Greg lives in Richmond with his wife Alison and two teenage daughters. Like all of his clients, Greg enjoys the outdoors and since moving to the Nelson area has taken up Mountain Bike riding (nothing too extreme though) and on many weekends can be found exploring new trails either on his bike or walking his dog.

Greg Completed his degree in Agricultural Science from Massey University in 1993 and commenced work as a farm consultant in Whanganui in 1994 for Agriculture New Zealand. In 1996 Greg made a change to managing a 300 cow dairy farm just south of Dannevirke allowing him to gain invaluable practical experience in farming. Realising that he wanted to work with people, Greg rejoined Agriculture New Zealand based in Dannevirke.

In 2002 Greg established Sheppard Agriculture built on the foundation of a strong clientele in the Tararua district. In 2010 Greg moved to Nelson to provide his children with a greater range of opportunities and to enjoy the many outdoor activities possible in the Tasman region.

Since moving to Richmond, Greg has built his local clientele and been able to secure industry good facilitation roles in both diary and sheep and beef sectors. This growth in local work is allowing Greg to focus more of his time and energy into meeting the consultancy needs of farmers in Tasman and Marlborough. All of which means less traveling to the North Island as work is let go there.


Sophie Black

Farm Management Consultant                


About Sophie:

Having recently moved to Clarence, Kaikoura after completing a three-year degree in Agriculture at Lincoln University in 2017, Sophie believes she has been provided an exciting opportunity to work for Sheppard Agriculture as a farm consultant in the Marlborough area and is eager to develop her skills and further her education in this profession.

Currently Sophie's focus for Sheppard Agriculture is on forage crop management and she is enjoying developing her knowledge around this.

Growing up on a sheep and beef farm in Waiau, North Canterbury initiated Sophie's love for the outdoors. In her time off, Sophie can usually be found on the farm working with the stock, riding horses or playing netball for Awatere.

Sophie is looking forward to building relationships with the local and wider rural community and is hoping to acquire her own client base in the future as a farm consultant.