Our team of dedicated agricultural experts
Our team is ready to do what ever it takes to help.
Our team is ready to do what ever it takes to help.
Ned has thirty five plus years of practical experience in agriculture. Starting off in livestock husbandry, he has used his uncanny ability to retain information to become a virtual encyclopedia of all the required agronomic inputs. Using his broad range of contacts within the wholesale industry, if there is something you need urgently, or that may be a little left field, Ned will get it – no matter what is required! If there are two words that sum up what Ned brings to agriculture they are “passion” and “commitment”.
His career in livestock started as a Jackaroo in central west Queensland. He arrived in Kojonup with his future bride, Jill, in 1982. Some say Kojonup has never been the same since!! Renowned for his “can do” approach, Ned started off doing the hard yards owning and working a sheep husbandry business. When opportunity knocked in 1993, he hung up the drench gun and hand piece to become a partner in Kojonup Agricultural Supplies. He has worked continuously since then striving to ensure that the farmers and residents of Kojonup and surrounding districts get the merchandise they want when they want it.
Ned’s passion for agriculture has overflowed into the support of his beloved Dockers. For those of us that dare to go for another team – Monday mornings seem to go for a long time!
Starting out shearing, Ken knows the importance of having the tools of the trade maintained and tuned to produce the best result. As well as bringing an infinite knowledge of the intricacies of shearing and sheep handling equipment, Ken has exceptionally good planning and organisational skills. As a result, two of the many areas he looks after are seed and fertiliser. These are both areas that require precise forecasting and record keeping in order to provide excellent service. Ken is always striving for excellence in customer service.
Born and raised in the South-West, Ken has a passion for the future of Australian agriculture, bringing with him more than 30 years’ experience in the shearing and livestock handling industries. Previous roles with companies such and Sunbeam Rural and Tru-test have enabled him to travel Australia and New Zealand, creating an invaluable network of contacts and a breadth of knowledge across many facets of rural industry. Always up for a challenge Ken joined the Kojonup Agricultural Supplies team in 2009 and has since become a partner.
Ken’s hobbies include golf and protecting the rest of the staff from relentless Docker propaganda that seems to come through the door.
Having been in the retail industry for a large part of his working life Matt knows how to get the best deal for his clients. Add to this his extensive knowledge in the animal health industry; he is definitely a man to consult before making any purchasing decisions. Matt has the esteemed reputation of being able to design and recommend fully effective lice or worm control programs amongst the community. There are no limitations for Matt when it comes to helping his clients to increase their profit margins.
Matt joined Kojonup Agricultural Supplies in March 2012 and in February 2013 became a partner in the business. Matt’s working life up until joining KAS has always been in agriculture. After finishing Narrogin Ag College he joined his dad’s contract shearing business which operated from Katanning to Newdegate. After six years of shearing an opportunity came up to join Noel Morton’s livestock agency in Newdegate where he was given a wide scope of responsibility in the livestock and agricultural chemical business. After a few years in Newdegate a position in Kojonup was available to run a rural merchandise business, this is where Matt gained his initial animal health experience. Matt went on to join Bayer Animal Health as an area manager responsible for the southern part of WA.
Matt, with his wife Sophie, believes the Kojonup community is progressive, welcoming and strong, resulting in their decision to relocate & raise their children Archie & Poppy in the town.
Alec Smith has been keenly interested in science and agriculture all of his life. Since graduating from Muresk, his experiences range from agronomy work on irrigated chickpeas and corn in Kununurra, to farming wheat in Warralakin, jackerooing in Carnarvon and cropping all through the wheatbelt and Great Southern. He has always kept up to date with cropping developments and technological advances, as he is aware that there will always be increasing pressure on farmers to improve yields and increase productivity. Alec joined Kojonup Agricultural Supplies in February 2015 and his association with the fertile soils of Kojonup led to he and Leonie having a fourth child in late 2015. He became a Partner in the business in July 2018 providing a stable source of agronomic advice for Kojonup and surrounds.
Alec and his wife Leonie, have four beautiful children and love being part of the Kojonup community. Passionate about working with Kojonup Ag to help their clients, he feels that agricultural production really has enormous potential, and a lot of that potential is as yet untapped.
Tim Mathwin is a local face, having been born and raised on the family farm North of Kojonup. Tim has varied experience ranging through farm management and agricultural merchandise sales to hydrogeological consulting. His position here at Kojonup Agricultural Supplies utilises his skills in project management and working with teams of people to achieve common goals.
Tim’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Science with Honours within the discipline of geology and a Masters in Business Administration. Tim’s associated work in the mining and manufacturing industries has given him an extensive contact network throughout Australia.
He is a one eyed West Coast Eagles supporter and has been known to enjoy a beer or two chatting over the back of a ute.