- Itapeva, BR
- £7 /hr
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Michael Smith is an expert in agribusiness worldwide and specialized in South American agriculture. He has his own consulting Company involved in agricultural investments in crops,more...Michael Smith is an expert in agribusiness worldwide and specialized in South American agriculture. He has his own consulting Company involved in agricultural investments in crops, cattle, forestry and sugarcane.
Michael is a renown consultant in his field and has also been a frequent speaker at farmers field days and Universities. He has also written articles on agricultural related topics.
Mr. Smith is based in São Paulo, Brazil. He is a British and Uruguayan citizen and is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Professional experience: Mr. Smith has been a consultant for 25 years in agriculture, cattle and forestry. He has traveled to all South American countries, US, UK, Switzerland, South Africa and the Middle East. Among his clients are farmers, Cooperatives, hedge funds and traders.
Previous experience: Michael managed and lived on a farm in Brazil, part of a large agricultural project, for 13 years, working with irrigation, crops, cattle, pine and eucalyptus. It also included producing various types of seed like maize, wheat and pasture seeds, like Braquiaria, Setaria, perennial soya, etc. Together with actually running the farm, it involved the planning, implementing and control of the whole project. Determining the amount of people, dimensioning the machinery and also the building and managing of grain storage and irrigation were some of the obligations undertaken. Together with planning the crop rotations, he also was in charge of selecting the inputs and approving the purchase of them.
Michael has also worked extensively in Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.
Education: University of Montevideo, Uruguay. Graduated in Agronomy.
Mr. Smith loves sports, has defended Uruguay in rugby and captained his country on many occasions.
Area Covered: Agribusiness
Work Experience Summary: Worked and lived for 13 years on a large agricultural project in Brazil. This included Farm Management, Crops (dryland and irrigated), beef and dairy cattle, forestry (pine and eucalyptus).
Consulting for farmers in various parts of Brazil, MS, GO, MT, MA, PI, TO, BA, SP.
Consulted on funds wanting to invest in farmland in Brazil.
Education Summary: Agronomist - Unversity of Uruguay.
Agricultural consultant for agribusiness investors in South America