Young gun joins Landmark Cleve's agronomy team

Getting stuck in: Angus Slack is joining Landmark Cleve as a graduate agronomist working with senior agronomists Marty Lovegrove and Zac Richardson.
Getting stuck in: Angus Slack is joining Landmark Cleve as a graduate agronomist working with senior agronomists Marty Lovegrove and Zac Richardson.

Landmark Cleve welcomes Angus Slack to the team.

Angus is joining Landmark Cleve as a graduate agronomist working closely with senior agronomists Marty Lovegrove and Zac Richardson.

Angus will be working between Landmark Cleve and Landmark Cummins gaining experience and knowledge of various parts of the Eyre Peninsula.

Angus grew up in the foothills of Adelaide and studied at Rostrevor College before completing a Bachelor of Agricultural Science at the University of Adelaide Waite/Roseworthy Campus.

When asked what drew him to agronomy, Angus said visiting a friend from the Eyre Peninsula was a turning point.

“I loved how big it was and how intensive the farming is,” Angus said.

“The farming is a lot bigger here than anywhere else and the people are so lovely here.”

“Fortunately, I was given a massive opportunity to become a graduate agronomist at Landmark.”

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“The team has a great reputation for being one of the best in agronomy and I definitely wanted to be a part of it.”

“It’s a dream to end up here,” he said.

Angus is most looking forward to seeing how big intensive farm systems work and working with people who have a wealth of knowledge, to learn as much as he can.

“Each season is so variable, the past two or three seasons have been so dry, with a couple of frosts and lack of rainfall, its something I haven’t seen before," Angus said.

“Each year is different and the issues I’m going to face are new and that’s what I’m the most excited for,” he said.

Angus plans to build strong relationships with growers and hopes to improve the fertility of soils over time.

“I’m pretty excited for the opportunities that lie on the EP this year and years to come,” he said.

Angus has moved to Cleve, is a keen cricketer who will be playing for Rudall Cricket Club and is looking forward to meeting locals and getting to know the community.