Tracey Perkins

Tracey Perkins

Canterbury Catchments Coordinator

Phone: 027 344 8935
Email: [email protected]

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Tracey comes from a background in agriculture, living on her family owned and operated dairy farm near Darfield. She enjoys living on farm and working off-farm, although she has worked on farms in New Zealand and Australia. She has a strong history in biosecurity with both animals and crops. She has a Diploma in Agribusiness Management, is Kellogg alumni and is currently doing her Post Graduate studies through University of Auckland.

Tracey believes that the key to economic sustainability lies in the sustainability of our natural environment, and that the performance of our food and fibre industry is undeniably directly linked to the performance of our soils and waters. The enduring success of our natural environment creates a world in which New Zealand’s future generations can flourish.

Tracey is excited about being involved in agriculture at this time in history as we adapt to more regenerative ways of farming and acknowledge the investment of social, cultural and environmental capital in our food and fibre production. She enjoys being involved in community education and involvement and loves to have people on farm for field and native planting days. Tracey has a personal interest in the growing awareness of mātauranga Māori and is keenly interested in the impact that this growing awareness will have on conservation.
When Tracey isn’t at work, you’ll find her out on farm, in the garden or walking up in the hills with her family.

Her favourite quote? “Nothing will work unless you do” – Maya Angelou