I am a Regenerative Agriculture Coach with Integrity Soils based in Australia. Together with my husband Angus I have been implementing regenerative agricultural practices for over 15 years and I am passionate about empowering farmers to improve their businesses and lives through improving soil health.
I have 30 years of experience in agriculture in farm management, dryland and irrigated crop production, livestock production, farm business and financial management including 12 years working as a Rural Financial Counsellor. My formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Rural Science (Hons) and a Master of Agriculture from UNE. I also draw on training and personal experiences in regenerative agriculture, holistic management, permaculture, farm business management and self-development. My work is inspired by working in tune with nature.
I have an established track record of capacity building and empowering farmers to gain an improved understanding of their situation and identify options for business improvement. I have developed effective communication skills to be able to effectively engage in challenging conversations with farming families around tough issues. I enjoy using my motivational skills to coach farmers to take action to tackle complex problems.
I am an experienced presenter, teacher and facilitator with experience co-ordinating and delivering a successful whole farm planning program to farmers in the Northern Tablelands region of NSW. These courses filled quickly and frequently had a waiting list.
Keynote topics include but are not limited to:
• Soil health
• Regenerative Agriculture
• TransFARMation: transforming the way you farm
• Systems thinking
• Whole farm planning
• Monitoring for success
• Time management
• Farmer wellbeing & stress management
• Farm business management and planning
• Farm financial management and farm financial health checks
• Farm succession planning
• Farm business resilience
• Drought management & preparedness
• Natural disaster recovery & preparedness, including our personal experience with bushfire recovery
• Permaculture & Biodynamic farming
I have delivered numerous educational workshops and presentations to a wide range of rural audiences for Government agencies, landcare networks, The Rural Woman community and various farming and community groups on a range of topics.
“Kim has been delivering mentoring and training support to THE Rural Woman community for many years, particularly in the application of systems thinking in business and life. She has provided our Members and community with deep insight and transformational exchanges both in person and online. Her content is relevant, potent and impactful and her delivery is bright, respectful and enthusiastic, meaning there is great uptake of the knowledge she shares.
Kim is an excellent teacher and mentor, she cares deeply about the people she connects with and this emanates in her work. Kim seamlessly blends the science and understanding of nature with real life applications. I love working with Kim and she is a valued member of THE Rural Woman team and of my own inner circle of support. I confidently recommend Kim in the fields of training/mentoring, consulting, coaching and facilitation.”
Rebel Black, Human Agronomist and founder of The Rural Woman
“An extraordinary learning experience.” PJ Roberts
“Angus & Kim deliver a digestible, rich palette to inspire, disturb and challenge with practical guidance and explanation. They sow seeds of hope in a luscious soil of information.” J Cracknell
“Extremely beneficial and well presented, much appreciated. Thanks for a very professional presentation” Workshop participant