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Doug Avery is director of Bonavaree Farm in Grassmere, South Marlborough. The 2400-hectare farm has been owned by the Avery family since 1919. The Averys won the 2010 ‘South Island Farmer of the Year’ for their work adapting farm-management systems in response to increasingly dry conditions. Doug was also Chairman of the Starborough/Flaxbourne Soil Conservation Group working with NZ Landcare Trust, an initiative whose innovative work has attracted both national and international attention.

Books by Doug Avery

The Resilient Farmer

The story of how one man weathered years of drought and desperation to turn his farm - and his life - around.

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