Oliver has lived in Canowindra for 47 years, and was born in Boston, UK, and moved here when he was 5. He is married to Karen, who works as a vet in Cowra. He currently works on a farm which is located on the Eugowra Road and is 1200 acres in size. He says he loves the daily challenge and being his own boss and doing what he loves – growing good crops. The crops he grows include canola, wheat, barley and occasionally legumes. He also runs planting variety trials with DPI funded by GRDC.
Oliver starts his day with a cup of tea and listens to the ABC, reviewing his jobs for the day. When asked what he loves, he says seeing new crops coming through, setting and achieving goals.
Fun facts! In his spare time he likes to get away, to bike ride, swim and go to the beach. His favourite food is toad in the hole, shepherd’s pie, lemon meringue pie, and his favourite drink – bourbon and coke.
In 5 years’ time he wants to still be farming with retirement planned when he reaches 60, and then give back to the younger farming generation.