Educated experts at your farm gate.

We're a business that has scientific grounding and a wide knowledge of all things agronomy. Our team of agronomists are dedicated to looking after you and your farm from the front gate to the back paddock. We have a genuine passion for success that we share with our clients everyday.

James Smith

  • Company Director
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After completing his Diploma in Farm Management at Lincoln University, James worked as an Agronomist and Research Technician for nine years. Using his great depth of knowledge, he then moved into a farm advisory role for four years. Now James uses his expertise to coach the next generation of Agronomists and oversees sales operations across the Central Otago region.

Patrick Davis

  • Company Director
  • 027 567 0771

Patrick completed his Bachelor of Agricultural Science at Lincoln University in 2011 and he’s has been building on his now extensive experience ever since. Coming from a farming family, he’s grown up knowing how a successful operation is run. And as one of the early supporters of fodder beet he has introduced several innovations that are now industry practice. Passionate about his core role at Wholesale Seeds, Patrick works to execute the strategic plan of the company while maintaining an active relationship with several key clients.

Tristan Arps

  • Operations Manager
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Tristan started with Wholesale Seeds in 2016 and quickly rose through the ranks to be appointed Site Operations Manager in 2018. Bringing with him years of experience in the grain & seed industry, Tristan is responsible for all areas of our Ashburton based seed mixing & warehouse operations. Tristan also works with the management team to come up with and implement ways to drive operational excellence throughout the business.

Rob Campbell

  • Seed Procurement Manager
  • 027 352 1085