Like our product portfolio, the revitalised Valley Seeds team is growing and this week we welcome our new technical development lead Tariq Gerardi!
Tariq joins us at the Yarck facility where as a key member of the R&D team, he’ll look after the research site, monitor trials and be part of regular conversations with ag industry bodies.
Tariq is excited to be fully immersed in pasture agronomy and extend his knowledge and says “Hearing fresh views and being part of a growing and intuitive business is a great opportunity – I’ve definitely joined Valley at the right time. And living and working in such a beautiful location has its benefits too!”
Tariq grew up in Melbourne, but as a child spent as much time as possible on his family’s dairy farms. “I always felt 100% at home in the country and only ever wanted to work in ag” he says.”
An Ag Science graduate (La Trobe University), Tariq has extensive knowledge of broad acre cropping; in 2020 he moved to Birchip in Victoria’s Mallee region where he worked as a research agronomist for the highly regarded agricultural research and extension organisation, Birchip Cropping Group.
During his time with BCG Tariq ran large scale soil sampling programs – soil health is something Tariq is particularly interested in. He says “You’ve got to know what you’ve got underneath to have any idea what you can get out of your paddocks.”
We completely agree and know that Tariq is a great addition to the Valley Seeds team. Welcome aboard Tariq!
If you would like to connect with Tariq directly, please feel free to reach out to him.