EAL AgriServices Group is very proud of our skilled, experienced operators and staff, based at our branches in Southbridge and Hororata, Central Canterbury.

EAL’s Management team, staff and seasonal operators share a strong work ethic which drives us to achieve the highest standards for our clients.

Director, Tim Ridgen, co-founded Ellesmere Agricultural Limited in 2002 – creating the proud legacy and reputation EAL AgriServices Group upholds today.

Our long-standing relationships with farmers throughout Mid Canterbury were also built on being approachable and flexible; adapting our services to suit changing needs. Good ‘old fashioned’ values of being punctual, reliable and well-presented are also alive and well at EAL.

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“Their communication is second to none and they produce a quality product.
Equally important to us is the excellent advice we receive from Tim and his staff…
Tim and his crew have taken the business to a new level.”

– Marv Pangborn

Tim Ridgen<hr />

Tim Ridgen

P: 027 279 6457
E: tim@ealgroup.co.nz

Tim oversees the overall operation of EAL AgriServices Group, focusing on growth opportunities for the business.

Tim farmed in partnership with his father, on their mixed farming operation at Greendale. He then worked for Pyne Gould Guinness as a Grain Agent, for seven years.

In 2002 the opportunity arose to form Ellesmere Agricultural Limited; an Equity Partnership with David and Doug Turner, of Rakaia Island Dairies. Shortly after this (in partnership with the Turner family), Tim purchased Millbrook - a 100ha cropping farm in Southbridge. Millbrook was expanded in 2009, with the purchase of an additional 73ha.

 Mike Greenwood<hr />

Mike Greenwood

P: 027 666 0390
E: mikeg@ealgroup.co.nz

Mike Greenwood joined the company in 2005 as a machinery operator, progressing to managing operations at EAL’s Southbridge branch.

Mike brought extensive agricultural knowledge and experience to the team; from working as an agent for PGG, managing Lincoln University’s cropping farm, and managing a Southbridge cropping farm for 12 years.

With his know-how and ‘can-do’ attitude, Mike has played a major part in bringing EAL to where it is today.