FarmPulse is owned and operated by 2 farmers and an ICT consultant. We bring significant experience in the use, installation and configuration of sensing solutions from farm to smart phone .
Richard Gardner – Director
Richard splits his work time between “Annandale”, a mixed dairy and sheep farm and “Seedhouse Tasmania” a manufacturer and wholesaler of bagged stock, bird & poultry feeds for the Tasmanian market. A Nuffield scholar and graduate of AICD, Richard is always interested in pursuing professional and science based approach to agriculture.
Unable to find a suitable solution to monitoring electricity use in irrigation pumps has led to Richards involvement in FarmPulse. His aim for the business is to provide simple, practical and reliable farm monitoring solutions.
Marcus Allan – Director
Marcus owns technology services company Blue Wave Consulting and has over 25 year’s experience in the ICT industry, with engagements ranging from ICT strategy development to infrastructure management and software development. Marcus has a particular interest in data ownership, management and analysis and is rapidly building service capability around the emerging ‘Internet of Things’ marketplace. A long-standing member of the Australian Computer Society and past board member of TASICT (Tasmania’s peak technology body), Marcus’ passion is to see all business, not just agribusiness, make more effective and sustainable use of technology.
Having recognised many years ago that the agricultural sector in Tasmania was about to be disrupted by new technology, Marcus is bringing both a deep interest and practical skillset to the FarmPulse technology platform.
James Walch – Director
James is the owner and manager of Stewarton Pastoral, a mixed farming business based at Epping Forest in Tasmania.
James has long recognised that access to timely and accurate information is making a significant difference to agriculture, both on Stewarton and on other properties with significant investments in water operations. FarmPulse has provided James with a practical outlet for his interests in field technology applications and management.