Evan joined the DB Group in July 2016. He was born and
raised in Melbourne, Victoria. Both his parents shared a farming background
which sparked an interest in agriculture at a young age. He furthered this
interest following his high school education by completing a Bachelor of
Agriculture through the University of Melbourne, specialising in broadacre
cropping and agronomy. He is currently studying a postgraduate degree in
Precision Agriculture through the University of New England.
Prior to joining the DB Group he held management positions
with a corporate dryland cropping enterprise on the Darling Downs and Southern
Riverina. Through this role he gained experience in growing a range of summer
and winter crops including, cotton, sorghum, mung beans, and chick peas. He
also has experience with precision agricultural tools including pH and EM
mapping, variable rate input control and utilising NDVI Imagery.
In 2009 he was the winner of the NSW Syngenta SPRAY awards
and went on to become runner up in the national finals. He also completed the
Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Program in 2014. Evan is also the current president of the Mirrool Creek
His role with the DB Group involves the management of the Mirrool
property ‘Rowallan,’ growing predominant canola, wheat and legume based
pastures. In addition to completing the promoter agent for Pioneer Seeds
Australia covering the ‘Southern NSW’ territory delivering technical and on
farm support to farmers.
In 2013 he married Katrina, they have three children, Ella, Charlie and Mia.