Brad is one of our expert Agronomists that has been with NTS Rural since March 2015. After growing up in Riverton, Brad has amassed over 10 years industry experience ranging from hands on farm work in both broad acre and livestock, right up to 4 years of Agronomy and Sales for NTS Rural. He is an honest, hard working individual that is always willing to help out and specialises in Agronomy and Soil Testing, with a strong knowledge of general farm merchandise too.
Brad is an avid football and golfing man, (Captain of the RSMU 'A' Grade Football side), whom also enjoys a spot of fishing and camping when he can. He enjoys spending his spare time with friends and family, namely his partner Zoe, daughter Mila, and his dog Bruce.
Brad enjoys working directly with jovial, down-to-earth customers, and takes pride in providing them with as much help and advice as he possibly can. He strives to help customers thrive at what they do and run a highly successful business. Brad encourages you to do business with NTS Rural as "we are a friendly, flexible local business with employees that live in the local community. We have traditional, hands on experience and are more than willing to help in any capacity, as no job is too big or too small!"
Partner / Senior Sales Agronomist
Richard is a Partner and Senior Sales Agronomist here at NTS Rural. He played a big part in establishing the company way back in 2007, and under his watchful guidance has seen the company grow into an integral part of the local community. Richard grew up in both the Shea-Oak Log and Freeling areas, and has accrued over 25 years experience in the farming industry. He is a relaxed, and easy going fellow whom prides himself in embracing change, whilst offering his wealth of knowledge and experience to his customers, and endeavours to see his clients business' become profitable and sustainable ones.
Richard has keen interests in a variety of sports, as well as thoroughbred ownership. He is also the President of the RSMU Football Club. He enjoys spending his spare time with his friends and family, specifically his wife Shannon, and three children William, Kelsey and Mitchell.
Richard believes that the most satisfying part of his job is seeing his clients develop successful and profitable businesses. He cherishes the personal relationships and trust that has been established with his clientele since the inception of NTS Rural, and encourages you to do business with NTS Rural, as "we are a local, independent, mature business that care about our clients!"
Partner / Manager
Jason is a Partner/Manager here at NTS Rural and came on board in 2018. Having grown up in the Clare area, and been in Kapunda for the last 20 years, he brings some 23 years worth of industry knowledge to us. Jason is an honest, loyal and hard working individual with experience in procurement, sales, and managing people. He takes great satisfaction in seeing his staff develop in their roles, whilst helping NTS clients grow and develop their businesses.
Jason lives a hugely active lifestyle with keen interests in AFL; (Running the Kapunda Football Club Auskick), Golf, Cricket, Basketball, Horse Racing and Agriculture, but is a family man at heart, enjoying spending time with his wife, Tab, and three children, Ruby (6), George (5), and Sadie (2).
Jason has a passion for building healthy relationships with his staff and customers and is an advocate for expanding NTS Rural's customer base as "we are a local business, staffed and run by local people whom make local decisions with our clients always front of mind. We offer a broad range of quality products, backed by local knowledge, from quality people whom provide quality service!"
Partner / Salesman
Dwayne is our mobile Salesman that is based out of Mallala and has been with us since 2010. Growing up in Owen with an ongoing interest in agriculture, Dwayne brings over 20 years industry experience to NTS Rural and prides himself on being an honest, reliable and loyal bloke. He specialises in Animal Health and General Merchandise and thrives on helping our customers with all their business necessities.
Dwayne enjoys the outdoors, and can usually be found camping or watching his children, Jacob, Mackenzie, Rileigh and Lucas playing sport. Dwayne is Junior President of the Mallala Football Club, and he also enjoys spending time catching up with friends and family in the company of his wife, Peta.
Dwayne cherishes the laughs and friendships that he shares with our customers, and is proud to be able to help our clients productively within their businesses. Dwayne reckons you should come and do business with NTS Rural as "we keep business simple and provide good old-fashioned service complimented by a broad product range and local people!"
Partner / Fertiliser Sales
Andrew is a Partner in NTS Rural and was one of the pioneering founders of the company, back in 2007. With over 25 years experience in farming and Agribusiness, Andrew is also a 4th Generation 'Logger' that grew up in the Shea-Oak Log area. Andrew specialises in Fertiliser Distribution whilst also maintaining an avid interest in pig husbandry and farming.
Supported by wife Kendel, and children Angus (7), and Harriet (5), Andrew finds the success of NTS Rural immensely satisfying, having seen the company develop into a successful, local business that has the capacity to compete on an equal footing with the larger, corporate companies. Quite simply, Andrew implores you to deal with NTS Rural as "we offer a quality product, with quality service, backed by quality local people!"
Sales Manager - Mallala
Dave is our Sales Manager at our Mallala branch. Dave joined us at the beginning of 2018 and has a lifetime of experience in farming, having grown up on a farm in Pinnaroo. Dave has spent some time up in Renmark, whilst developing a broad range of skills across a variety of farming practices, including general farmhand duties, animal husbandry production management, and contract broadacre spraying. An honest, loyal, conscientuous man, Dave prides himself on being well organised with a strong work ethic, whilst maintaining a cheerful attitude towards what he does.
Dave enjoys his sport almost as much as the time he spends with his wife Kerri-Ann, and children Tahlia, Kobe and Taia. Dave is Assistant Coach for the Mallala Football Club 'A' Grade side, who also takes an interest in people, which is prevalent in his polite, social demeanour.
Dave enjoys the variety of work and personalities he gets to deal with on a daily basis whilst working at NTS Rural, as it always puts a smile on his face. Why should you come and do business at NTS Rural, Dave says; "we are great forward thinking, local people that provide a positive customer experience and deliver an amazing service!"
Jackie is our Administration Officer who has been with the company since 2008, and is originally from Beetaloo Valley, (via Crystal Brook), having grown up on a cropping and livestock farm there. She is a highly versatile member of the team that specialises in the daily planning, communication and general liason of business, and is largely responsible for the 'well oiling' of the machine that is NTS Rural.
Jackie enjoys both reading and bike riding, as well as spending quality time with her partner, Paul, and her dog, Lucky.
In her 10 year tenure at NTS Rural, Jackie has seen many farms grow, succeed, improve and branch off into new ventures. This, combined with a general customer network that are approachable, appreciative, hard working, and knowledgable, make for the components of the job that she finds most rewarding. Jackie offers a well-rounded analogy of what we are about at NTS Rural by stating that, "we either know, or get to know our customers. We’re interested in their history and what happens in their future. Our business and employment depends on them so we want to see them succeed. We’ve all been involved in corporate businesses at some stage, so we know that purporting to provide good customer service is a lot different to delivering (and receiving) it. Our team is good at taking responsibility and we make sure that we don’t over promise and under deliver. We welcome feedback and rely on clear communication between ourselves, customers and our suppliers!"
Storeman / Customer Service / Delivery
Dylan is our Storeman, Customer Service & Delivery Driver based at our Kapunda branch. He has been a part of the team here at NTS Rural since early 2018, and is an organised, well spoken member of the team that has grown up in Kapunda from a very young age.
Dylan has a keen interest in sports, and has played for the Kapunda Football Club in previous years, however now enjoys the simple things in life with his loving partner, Jess.
Dylan enjoys the variety of work and the personalities that he encounters on a daily basis whilst working for NTS Rural, and enjoys building relationships with our customers and gaining an understanding for what they do. If you organise any deliveries of any Farm Supplies through us here at NTS Rural, Dylan will be the guy that comes to you, because after all he is our 'number one trucker!'