... creating healthy land, healthy people, and profit...
Vanguard Business Services’ Regenerative Agriculture division works with families one-on-one in a consultancy capacity, as well as offering Holistic Management training.
Principal, Mark Gardner is a Certified Professional Educator in Allan Savory’s Holistic Management, with over 25 years’ experience. He works directly with the Savory Institute.
Research has shown farm family businesses using Regenerative Agriculture principles have similar levels of profit to traditional businesses but with lower risk. Family members have higher physical and mental wellbeing, and land that is healthier, with more ground cover.
Contact Mark Gardner today to talk about how he can help your family with individualised Regenerative Agriculture plan, or how you might attend a Holistic Management Training event near you.
"Vanguard exists and is thriving because we make a positive difference to the lives and businesses of the people we work with. We are an energetic and positive small team, with a passion for family farming. We are not traditional consultants!"
Mark Gardner has extensive agricultural experience across a number of agricultural industries. A large component of his time involves working with and facilitating groups and family businesses to improve profitability and land health.
He also organises and conducts business management and natural resource management education programs using Allan Savory’s Holistic Management®.
Mark is also a trained business coach for individual farm families and uses the “On Track” process model to improve business performance. He uses this process to produce business plans, and feasibility studies for farm families. Part of this process includes financial, social and environmental benchmarking.
Mark has significant experience in delivery of customised and practical training to farmer groups. He currently works with a range of businesses seeking to improve their profitability, land health or to develop a no fuss succession plan.
"I am keen to help farmers make their financial management easier. I would like to see our farmers develop skills and confidence in managing their finances."
Janey has a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics from Sydney University and has years of experience in Rural Banking/Lending and farm financial analysis. Being a hands-on manager of her family’s own grazing and interstate farming enterprise, Janey is dedicated to helping farmers learn to analyse and understand their own financial results and to prepare and use effective budgets and cashflows.
At Vanguard, Janey works mostly with clients who need completed budgets, financial benchmarking and who are interested in learning about their overall business position. Janey works with our farm family clients to maintain their holistic approach to their farming and family operations, with a strong financial emphasis.
“I have worked in accounting for the past 10 years and enjoy working in a small business environment. Vanguard is a great place to work as we make a positive difference to the lives of all our clients.”
Amanda is currently studying to obtain a Diploma of Rural Business Management and has worked in the accounting industry for 10 years. At Vanguard, Amanda is the Office Manager and is responsible for Financial Management for the company.
Amanda also has a hands-on role in organising the various group network meetings facilitated by Vanguard.