Bachelor of Agricultural Business, Class of 1995
Sam is the founder of Southern Graziers, a livestock enterprise that provides flexible lease or agistment solutions for retiring farmers and absentee landholders, with the option to manage existing livestock they may already have. This allows them to still own the farm, live on it and be a part of it, while not having to worry about the day-to-day jobs.
After leaving college, Sam worked on farms in the mid-north, for agricultural resellers as an agronomist in the south-east and Murraylands, before developing his own construction business Stone Ideas. The company restores heritage assets in South Australia and employs seven full time staff. Major projects included conservation of the Glenside Adelaide Film and Screen Facility, Mortlock Library on North Terrace, and St Peter’s Cathedral in North Adelaide. Sam has also completed further study - a graduate certificate in management in the UniSA MBA program.
Sam was inspired to study at Roseworthy because it was the go-to education institution for agriculture in South Australia. His favourite memories of Roseworthy include the live-on campus connection, the continual development opportunities, and a great industry network.
What does Sam love about agriculture?
“The people; they’re different in ag – much better and more real!”