Outreach / Technical
Archie joined Rural Support as a volunteer in 2013. Archie is a lifelong farmer and so has an excellent knowledge and understanding of the challenges farmers face and of the practical issues associated with farming. Archie worked for DARD in the Economics department for over 40 years. During his career he was in contact with many farmers. He has developed a good understanding and listening ear for the practical needs of farmers which was aided through his time spent at Greenmount Agricultural College, the practical work on the farm at home and being responsible for APHIS and any other form filling.
Archie enjoys accompanying other volunteers on farm visits and the practical side of problems. He enjoys promoting the organisation at various outreach events.