Craige always wanted to farm since lambing his first ewe as a four-year-old. Along with wife Roz, Craige farms Greenvale Pastures, an arable cropping property near Methven, NZ. Craige & Roz are also partners in Three Springs Dairies Ltd, a neighbouring dairy farm. Both farms are highly immersed in the use of Precision Agriculture technology and services.
Farming since 1984, Craige has developed a keen interest in sustainable farming practices and innovative solutions for New Zealand agriculture.
Craige is involved in research programmes with various organisations. He has been on various governmental advisory groups such as the Technical Advisory Group on Water and Precision Agriculture and currently sits on the Technical Research Group (Agriculture) for the Climate Change Commission. Craige has been member of Foundation for Agriculture (FAR) Strategic Advisory Group, Chair of Precision Agriculture Association of NZ (PAANZ). Craige is a New Zealand Nuffield Scholar. He sits on the Board of the New Zealand Rural Leadership Trust (NZRLT) and Nuffield International. In 2012 and 2014 Craige attended the World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa with the Global Farmer Network. He now sits on the Board of the Global Farmer Network.
Craige has been the recipient of various awards such as the 2013 Ballance Farm Environmental Awards – Gordon Stephenson Trophy National Winner, 2016 International Precision Agriculture Farmer of the Year and been recognized by Environment Canterbury (ECan) for his outstanding contribution to sustainable farming systems.
Craige loves travel, NZ’s Sauvignon Blanc and American Muscle cars and isn’t great at sitting still.