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Andrew Whitelaw

Andrew Whitelaw

Founder & Director, Episode 3

Panel | Building Resilience in the Face of Geopolitical Disruption

May You Live in Interesting Times: The Making Sense of the Driving Forces behind the Agricultural Market

May you live in interesting times", there is debate about whether this expression is meant as a blessing or as a curse. The past five years have seen the most interesting of times, from COVID to war. These events have all had huge ramifications for the global economy, and this all flows through to the agricultural supply chain.

To make the best decisions in farming, it is important to understand what is occurring around the world. This requires data analysis to formulate insights that can explain the drive of the market, you don't have time to do that, but the team at EP3 track the data on a daily basis. In this presentation, we will discuss the factors that you may now have thought about that are positively and negatively impacting your operation's bottom line.
Episode 3, is the leader in agricultural market insights in Australia and will provide the insights and stories behind the market so that you can understand what is the driving force.

About Andrew:
Andrew Whitelaw, originally from the UK, took his early career strides in the animal feed and biofuels sector. In 2010, he moved to Australia, bringing his passion for business and agriculture along with him.

A graduate from the University of Western Scotland in Business IT, and later, the University of Queensland with a master’s in Agribusiness, Andrew has steadily built his expertise. He’s held various roles in agriculture and food sectors, even co-owning a pig farm with Matt Dalgleish, a friend and co-founder at EP3.

Away from work, Andrew shares his passion for sharing and learning about agriculture on a podcast called ‘AgWatchers’, which he co-hosts with Dalgleish. He also keeps active with a mix of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling, boxing, and ice hockey. Through all his activities, Andrew Whitelaw offers a grounded perspective on balancing business, hobbies, and fitness.