Our People

The NZAGRC is staffed by a dedicated and enthusiastic team.

The NZAGRC Director, Operations Manager, Project Analyst, International Capability and Training Coordinator, and Administrator are employed by AgResearch on behalf of the NZAGRC, and are based in Palmerston North. The Deputy Director (International) and Operations Manager (International), also employed by AgResearch, are based in Wellington.  Read more about the NZAGRC staff

The NZAGRC team includes more than 50 highly motivated scientists and technical staff delivering high quality science. This team is led by 7 experts in their field providing science leadership and advice to the NZAGRC. Read more about the NZAGRC SLT 

The NZAGRC receives direction from its Steering Group who met quarterly and oversee the NZAGRC's performance against its strategic plan. Read more about the NZAGRC SG 

The NZAGRC receives expert advice on the relevance and quality of its research programme for the international and Maori communities. See more about our advisors page for more information.

Below are some profiles of Our People and the work they do. 

Congratulations to Dr Jack Pronger

Jack Pronger has completed his PhD defence to become a fully fledged scientist.

Jack submitted his PhD investigating the water use and water use efficiency of mixed pasture swards at Troughton farm. 

Jack has taken up a position at Landcare Research, Hamilton and is working on soil carbon starting with looking at the effects of irrigation in collaboration with Paul Mudge.

Jack was supported by NZAGRC's Student Scholarship Programme and also received funding from Flower Trust, University of Waikato and DairyNZ and was supervised by Louis Schipper, Dave Campbell and Mike Clearwater.


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