"Thanks for getting me home safely after thousands of hours of some very serious bad s***"
The Whanganui businessman had a passion for land and animals.
Supply and demand dictate price, but limes are often at the top end of citrus fruit.
It has been many years since nearly all facets of farming have had such solid returns.
Teaching younger and less experienced workers throughout his career was his preparation.
The AGC Training Milk Harvesting course has strong industry support.
Guided tour of South Island hill country stations proved an eye opener.
The L5 RAT course at AGC Training played a pivotal role in Ashley Te Weri's career.
The Milk Harvesting L3 course can be done in the classroom or online.
David Cotton is forecasting a reasonable season ahead despite some fishhooks ahead.
Ian Wakeling's journey is well documented in Anne Flutey's book This Kiwi Can Fly.
Three former students return as tutors to AGC Training.
Many want to play Biggles and pilot a drone, but becoming qualified is far from easy.
But Wanganui Heartland coach Jason Caskey hopes unions have not hit the panic button.
Drought has heaped pressure on farmers, says Cotton