Drew grew up on a farm at Middlemarch, completed a Dip Ag at Lincoln College, and having farmed at both Middlemarch and Pukerau (Eastern Southland), experienced first-hand, farming in a variety of environments.
After selling his farm 25 years ago, he was given an opportunity by CRT to learn about the seed business with the J S Skinner team. Since then he has enjoyed working with farmers to develop and evolve their cropping and re-grassing programs and his involvement with bringing new genetics and technology to farmers has served to increase his passion for farming and agriculture.
The new challenge with Agrispray Ltd allows him to continue his involvement with farmers he has long had association with, and allows him the opportunity to meet new farmers and assist with solving their unique challenges. Married with two sons (now working overseas), he is fortunate to live on a small lifestyle block near Mosgiel.
His involvement with Rotary and helping his wife in their large garden keeps him busy after work.