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Who is Nick Shady?

About Nick

With more than 25 years farming experience, Nick Shady is recognized as an expert in the areas of agricultural technologies, farm business management and helping families stay on their farms. Nick is an international author, speaker, business owner, property investor, farm management expert. Nick has a Masters in Business Management (MBA) from Federation University.

Nick is passionate about helping farming families stay on the farm. He is currently working on a series of books to help farming families. The first book, Who Gets the Farm? A practical guide to farm succession planning, has just been released in February 2016 by the Global Publishing Group.

Nick's Family

Nick and Ayesha Hilton married in 2010 after meeting in 2008. They had their son, Spencer, just after Christmas in 2011, and Ayesha has a daughter Grace from a previous relationship.

Ayesha’s dad, affectionately known as Grandpa, also lives with them in his little grandpa flat. The three generations live harmoniously together.

They live together in Ballarat, about 75kms from their farm that is near the small town of Lismore. Nick commutes to the farm so that the children can access education and other extra curricular activities. Living in town had enabled Nick to stay farming while maintaining his sanity.

Nick’s dog, Holly, an energetic Jack Russell loves, the farm and is an excellent sheep dog! She is a great companion for Nick during his long hours on the tractor, truck and header.

Nick's Farm

Nick's farm is located about 175kms west of Melbourne near the small town of Listmore. He farms about 2,000 acres and share farms anothe r 600 acres..He also does contract truck driving, harvesting, sowing and spraying.

Nick farms cereal grains and seeds, including wheat, barely, and canola. He also grows legumes, such as peas, as a crop break. He has a few dozen sheep that keep the grass down around the house and sheds. Due to Nick commuting, it wasn’t viable for him to have too much stock as they require a lot of upkeep and attention.

Nick in the media recently...

Who Gets the Farm featured in The Courier

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