LandVision consists of a team of skilled people who are passionate and experienced in agricultural land management. We all have strong farming backgrounds and many years of experience in farm planning, resource mapping, nutrient management, environmental management and compliance. We will provide innovative practical solutions to your farm business.
LandVision is entirely autonomous within the New Zealand agricultural industry and consequently offers impartial and confidential advice.
Lachie has many years experience in land management and forestry. He has a Masters in Agriculture Science, majoring in soils, erosion processes and land resources. Lachie has a strong background in farming systems, agricultural engineering, nutrient and pasture management.
Some of Lachie’s achievements include facilitating numerous “Soils Underpinning Business Success (SUBS)” groups in the lower North Island. He was a member of the development team of the “Farmsure” programme, and a facilitator of the Taranaki Tree Trust.
Lachie has also undertaken many sand dune restoration programmes, provided advice on erosion control and riparian management, developed and issued resource consents, and managed forests through the Manawatu/Wanganui area.
Lachie has a passion for land management. He understands farming systems and is committed to working with farmers to maximise returns under a sustainable landuse regime.
Joel grew up on a small lifestyle block in the Tararua District before attending Massey University from 2009-2013. Here he achieved a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science (Hons.) majoring in Earth Sciences and Geography.
Joel received the New Zealand Society of Soil Science Undergraduate Prize for Top Third Year Soil Science Student (2011) and was a recipient of the Sustainable Land Use Initiative Scholarship (2009-2001) from Horizons Regional Council.
Since working for Massey University in 2013 as a Graduate Research Assistant, Joel has worked for LandVision. He has since completed the OVERSEER Advance Nutrient Management Course at Massey University. He has also been involved in facilitating Land Use and Soil workshops in the Bay of Plenty, East Coast and Horizons Regions. Joel is also an accredited freshwater farm plan certifier.
Joel is passionate about Earth Sciences (geology and soils), agricultural systems, field mapping, and land management. He is keen to share his knowledge on these subjects to help landowners maximize their returns whilst meeting environmental regulations.
Suzie has a comprehensive background in soil nutrition and land resource management, along with a strong affinity with the farming community. She grew up on a sheep and beef farm in North Canterbury before completing a Bachelor of Agriculture Science at Massey University, specialising in soil science and land management.
Suzie has extensive experience in LUC, soil and land resource mapping along with advisory roles in the farm environmental and land management domain. Her experience ranges from practical farming through to nutrient management and advisory roles in the fertiliser industry. She has also worked in the landscape industry specialising in native vegetation restoration projects for erosion control, and has completed the Overseer Advanced Nutrient Management Course at Massey University.
Suzie brings to the team a thorough understanding of nutrient management systems and their integration with the farm business at a practical level. She is very keen to assist farmers to incorporate contemporary environmental practises into their farm systems with effective and viable solutions.
After many years working as a personal assistant and administrator in the education, justice and finance sectors, Janet decided she wanted a change and joined the LandVision team. She loves the outdoors and was brought up on a hill country property in Raetihi and spent time farming in the Turakina valley.
Janet has a strong interest in the rural industry, which she is now combining with her great administration, co-ordination and computer skills. She has been with LandVision since 2007 and now has a thorough understanding of all facets of the business. Janet utilizes the GIS applications to provide the team and clients with high quality maps and products, and also ensures the LandVision office runs smoothly. She provides the support and humour for the office, and is greatly enthusiastic about developing the mapping capabilities of LandVision.
Ian is a Principal Consultant with LandVision. He is involved in various projects relating to land use and environmental effects for a range of clients from sole operator to large corporates. He has extensive experience across a range of land management issues including erosion,drought resilience, nutrient management, system design and farm planning.
He has significant experience in policy development and analysis and has been involved in several plan change processes and appeals across the country. He is a qualified independent resource management commissioner and has tertiary qualifications in Zoology , Ecology and Resource Management.
Ian has been around agriculture all his life having grown up in the back blocks of Taihape and farmed in the Tararua as an owner operator on 340 ha hill block for 10 years.
He lives in Napier with his partner and their two ‘energetic’ daughters.
Courtney developed an early love of landforms, rocks and soils when she was growing up on the West Coast near Hokitika. This inspired her to study a mixture of Geology, Environmental Science and Geography at the University of Canterbury, earning a Bachelor of Science with a triple major, and a Master of Science in Environmental Science through a joint project between the University of Canterbury and Lincoln University, including attending the 2022 New Zealand Society of Soil Science conference. This included a national soil judging competition, in which her team placed first.
Throughout her years at University, Courtney has been awarded many opportunities, including earning a summer internship to the University of Wollongong in Australia to work in the earth sciences department in 2018, another scholarship to work with various food and beverage companies in Timaru on a joint sustainability project in 2019, and the opportunity to work on Lincoln University’s Dairy Research farms as a research technician. Courtney’s work both on campus and in the community in Canterbury lead to her being awarded the UC Student led project Sustainability award in 2019.
Courtney combines her love for New Zealand and her enthusiasm for doing the best job possible into her work, and is thrilled to be a part of the team at LandVision.