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Dr David Gray BAgrSc(Hons), PhD, MAgrSc

Senior Lecturer in Farm Management

School of Agriculture and Environment

My key research interests are in how farmers learn and make decisions.  I am particularly interested in how farmers design and manage their production systems.  I have also undertaken research into resilient farming systems and the management of risk.  In recent years I have been involved in projects investigating farmer learning through a community of practice and other work using an innovation systems framework to consider innovation in the primary sector.  My final area of work is in the area of farm management consultancy and the processes consultants use to diagnose and solve problems for farmer clients.

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 06 3569099 ext. 84805
    Location: AH 2.55, AG/HORT Building
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours) - Massey University (1980)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2002)
  • Master of Agricultural Science - Massey University (1988)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Farm management, farmer decision making, farmer learning, extension, innovation systems, resilience, risk management, farming systems, consultancy

Research Opportunities

  • Expertise and farmer decision making  (01/02/2015) An investigation into the decision making processes of high performing farmers
  • Consultancy processes  (01/02/2015) An investigation into the diagnostic and problem solving processes used by expert farm management consultants
  • Farming systems design  (01/02/2015) An investigation into the processes used by expert farm management consultants to design improved farming systems.

Thematics

Resource Development and Management, Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Agricultural Land Management (070101): Agricultural Land Planning (070102): Agricultural Production Systems Simulation (070103): Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling (070105): Agriculture, Land and Farm Management (070100): Farm Management, Rural Management and Agribusiness (070106): Farming Systems Research (070107): Sustainable Agricultural Development (070108)

Keywords

Farm management, farmer decision making, farmer learning, extension, innovation systems, farming systems, resilience, risk management, consultancy

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 7
Team Member 0 4

Completed Projects

Project Title: Science-based Extension for Lower North Island Sheep and Beef Farmers

This is a 2-year project located at Riverside Farm that develops a new extension model based on high-quality farmer/scientist interaction and farmer-led networking. Building on earlier work by Massey's Farmer Learning Group, the project focuses on the use of perennial summer forages in dryland farming. The reconstituted Farmer Learning Group consists of a cross-College and interdisciplinary team of 12 Massey scientists (drawn from the Institute of Education, IAE and IVABS) working together with some 45 sheep and beef farmers from the eastern Lower North Island. Project leader is Brennon Wood and the team includes a newly-appointed Research Officer, Roxanne Henwood, and one PhD student. The extension programme features 8 day-long, science-based workshops to be held at Riverside, network surveys to collect local knowledge, an industry-sponsored Colloquium and an on-site Field Day.
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Date Range: 2015 - 2017

Funding Body: Ministry for Primary Industries

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Adjabui, JA., Tozer, PR., & Gray, DI. (2019). Willingness to participate and pay for index-based crop insurance in Ghana. Agricultural Finance Review. 79(4), 491-507
[Journal article]Authored by: Gray, D., Tozer, P.
Hilkens, A., Reid, JI., Klerkx, L., & Gray, DI. (2018). Money talk: How relations between farmers and advisors around financial management are shaped. Journal of Rural Studies. 63, 83-95
[Journal article]Authored by: Gray, D., Reid, J.
Fielke, SJ., Botha, N., Reid, J., Gray, D., Blackett, P., Park, N., . . . Williams, T. (2018). Lessons for co-innovation in agricultural innovation systems: a multiple case study analysis and a conceptual model. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension. 24(1), 9-27
[Journal article]Authored by: Gray, D., Reid, J.
Henwood, R., Wood, B., Sewell, A., Gray, D., Blair, H., Cranston, L., . . . Morris, S. (2017). Engaging with individuality in agricultural learning: a sociocultural study of innovation in a farmer-scientist community. Rural Extension and Innovation Systems Journal. 13(2), 76-85 Retrieved from http://www.apen.org.au/rural-extension-and-innovation-systems-journal
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Corner-Thomas, R., Cranston, L., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Drysdale, D., Hartnett, MK., Sewell, A., Gray, D., Kemp, P., & Wood, B. (2017). Measuring farmers’ self-efficacy for managing perennial summer forages. Rural Extension and Innovation Systems Journal. 13(2), 86-95 Retrieved from http://www.apen.org.au/rural-extension-and-innovation-systems-journal
[Journal article]Authored by: Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Henwood,, R., Wood, BA., Sewell, A., Gray, D., Blair, H., Cranston, L., . . . Morris, S. (2017). Engaging with individuality in agricultural learning: A sociocultural study of innovation in a farmer-scientist community. Rural Extension and Innovation Systems Journal. 13(2), 76-85 Retrieved from http://www.apen.org.au/reis-vol-13-no-2
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Cranston, L., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Drysdale, D., Hartnett, M., Sewell, A., Gray, D., Kemp, P., & Wood, BA. (2017). Measuring farmers’ self-efficacy for managing perennial summer forages. Rural Extension and Innovation Systems Journal. 13(2), 86-95
[Journal article]Authored by: Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kemp, P., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Sewell, AM., Hartnett, MK., Gray, DI., Blair, HT., Kemp, PD., Kenyon, PR., . . . Wood, BA. (2017). Using educational theory and research to refine agricultural extension: affordances and barriers for farmers’ learning and practice change. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension. 23(4), 313-333
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Eastwood, CR., Dela Rue, BT., & Gray, DI. (2017). Using a 'network of practice' approach to match grazing decision-support system design with farmer practice. Animal Production Science. 57(7), 1536-1542
[Journal article]Authored by: Gray, D.
Wood, BA., Blair, HT., Gray, DI., Kemp, PD., Kenyon, PR., Morris, ST., . . . Sewell, AM. (2014). Agricultural science in the wild: A social network analysis of farmer knowledge exchange. PLoS ONE. 9(8)
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Gray, D., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Sewell, AM., Gray, DI., Blair, HT., Kemp, PD., Kenyon, PR., Morris, ST., . . . Wood, BA. (2014). Hatching new ideas about herb pastures: Learning together in a community of New Zealand farmers and agricultural scientists. Agricultural Systems. 125, 63-73
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Gray, D., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Garnevska, E., Gray, DI., & Baete, S. (2013). Factors affecting rice adoption in the Solomon Islands: A case study of Fiu village, Malaita Province. Annals of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development. 100(4), 51-61
[Journal article]Authored by: Garnevska, E., Gray, D.
Bolwell, C., Gray, DI., & Reid, JI. (2013). Identifying the Research Information Needs of the Racing and Breeding Industries in New Zealand: Results of an Online Survey. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 33(9), 690-696
[Journal article]Authored by: Bolwell, C., Gray, D., Reid, J.
Bolwell, C., Gray, D., & Reid, J. (2013). Identifying the Research Information Needs of the Racing and Breeding Industries in New Zealand: Results of an Online Survey. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 33(9), 690-696
[Journal article]Authored by: Bolwell, C., Gray, D., Reid, J.
Bolwell, C., Gray, D., & Reid, J. (2013). Identifying the Research Information Needs of the Racing and Breeding Industries in New Zealand: Results of an Online Survey. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science.
[Journal article]Authored by: Gray, D.
Ryan, M., Cameron, EA., Reid, JI., & Gray, DI. (2011). Successful Kiwifruit Production Without Hydrogen Cyanamide.. New Zealand Kiwi Fruit Journal. , 72-74 Retrieved from http://www.kiwifruitjournal.co.nz/index.htm
[Journal article]Authored by: Gray, D.
Islam, MM., Gray, DI., Reid, JI., Kelly, TC., & Kemp, P. (2011). Beyond recurrent costs: An institutional analysis of the unsustainability of donor-supported reforms in agricultural extension. Journal of International Agricultural Extension and Education. 18(1) Retrieved from http://www.aiaee.org/journal.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Gray, D., Kemp, P.
Islam, MM., Gray, D., Reid, J., & Kemp, P. (2011). Developing sustainable farmer-led extension groups: Lessons from a Bangladeshi case study. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension. 17(5), 425-443
[Journal article]Authored by: Gray, D., Kemp, P.
Islam, M., Gray, DI., Reid, JI., Kelly, TC., & Kemp, PD. (2011). Beyond recurrent costs: An institutional analysis of the unsustainability of donor- supported reforms in agricultural extension. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education. 18(1), 5-18
[Journal article]Authored by: Gray, D.
Islam, MM., Gray, DI., Reid, JI., & Kemp, PD. (2011). Developing sustainable farmer-led extension groups: Lessons from a Bangladeshi case study. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension.
[Journal article]Authored by: Gray, D.
Shadbolt, NM., Olubode-Awasola, F., Gray, D., & Dooley, E. (2011). Risk - An opportunity or threat for entrepreneurial farmers in the global food market?. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review. 13(4)
[Journal article]Authored by: Gray, D.
Okorley, E., Gray, D., & Reid, J. (2010). Towards a cross-sector pluralistic agricultural extension system in a decentralised policy context: A Ghanaian case study.. The Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa. 12(4), 1-10
[Journal article]Authored by: Gray, D.
Shadbolt, NM., Olubode-Awasola, F., Gray, D., & Dooley, E. (2010). Risk - an opportunity or threat for entrepreneurial farmers in the global food market?. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review. 13(4), 75-96
[Journal article]Authored by: Gray, D., Shadbolt, N.
Okorley, EL., Gray, DI., & Reid, JI. (2009). Key factors of success for decentralized public agricultural extension: an expanded view from a Ghanaian case study. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa. 10(4), 233-249
[Journal article]Authored by: Gray, D.
Okorley, EL., Gray, DI., & Reid, JI. (2009). Improving agricultural extension human resource capacity in a decentralised policy context: A Ghanaian case study. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education. 16(2), 35-46
[Journal article]Authored by: Gray, D.
Gray, DI., Parker, WJ., & Kemp, EA. (2009). Farm management research: A discussion of some important issues.. Journal of International Farm Management. 5(1), 1-24 Retrieved from http://www.ifmaonline.org/
[Journal article]Authored by: Gray, D.
Okorley, EL., Gray, DI., & Reid, JI. (2009). Key factors of success for decentralized public agricultural extension: An expanded view from a Ghanaian case study. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa. 10(4), 233-249
[Journal article]Authored by: Gray, D.
Okorley, EL., Gray, D., & Reid, JI. (2008). Improving group based extension approaches in a decentralised agricultural extension context: Key considerations from a Ghanaian case study. Journal of Extension Systems. 24(2), 45-56
[Journal article]Authored by: Gray, D.
Okorley, EL., Gray, DI., & Reid, JI. (2008). Improving group-based extension approaches in a decentralised agricultural extension context: Key considerations from a Ghanaian case study. Journal of Extension Systems. 24(2), 45-56 Retrieved from http://www.jesonline.org/
[Journal article]Authored by: Gray, D.
Kemp, EA., Mustafa, H., Gray, DI., & Kemp, RH. (2005). SMARTConsultant: Asking the right questions. Proc. Int. Conf. on Computers in Education 2005: "Towards Sustainable and Scalable Educational Innovations Informed by the Learning Sciences"- Sharing Research Results and Exemplary Innovations, ICCE. , 724-727
[Journal article]Authored by: Gray, D.
Kemp, EA., Williams, P., Gray, DI., Gardner, JW., & Kuiper, D. (2002). Rapport building in farm management consultancy: A case study. Journal of Applied Systems Studies. 3(1), 194-217
[Journal article]Authored by: Gray, D.
Gray, DI., Gardner, JW., & Kemp, EA. (2000). The problem solving process used by farm management consultants: Implications for training.. Primary Industry Management. 3(1), 26-30
[Journal article]Authored by: Gray, D.
Reid, JI., Gray, DI., Kelly, TC., & Kemp, EA. (1999). An application of SSM in the on-farm labour situation in the New Zealand dairy industry. Systems Research and Behavioral Science. 16(4), 341-350
[Journal article]Authored by: Gray, D., Reid, J.

Book

Gray, D., & Shadbolt, NM. (2017). POM in agriculture: Pastoral farming in New Zealand. In The Routledge Companion to Production and Operations Management. (pp. 467 - 496).
[Chapter]Authored by: Gray, D., Shadbolt, N.
Gray, DI. (2005). Tactical and Operational Management. In N. Shadbolt, & S. Martin (Eds.) Farm Management in New Zealand. (pp. 345 - 381). Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Gray, D.
Gray, DI. (2005). The farm management process and farmer learning. In N. Shadbolt, & S. Martin (Eds.) Farm Management in New Zealand. (pp. 42 - 61). Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Gray, D.

Report

Wood, BA., Sewell, A., Henwood,, R., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Corner-Thomas, R., . . . Morris, S. (2017). Enabling farmer learning: Educational principles for innovation in agricultural extension. Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Blair, H., Corner-Thomas, R., Cranston, L., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Gray, DI., Kemp, E., Wood, BA., & Westbrooke, E.(2016). How dairy consultants help farmers design improved farming systems: The diagnosis and solving of low profitability problems by an expert dairy consultant.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Gray, D., Wood, B.
Reid, JI., Greenhalgh, J., & Gray, D.(2015). New Zealand dairy farming: Novice employers.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Gray, D., Reid, J.
Horne, D., Gray, DI., Reid, JI., Millner, I., Mackay, A., Rendel, JM., . . . Shadbolt, N. (2014). A Farmer's Guide: Creating a climate for success - Huatokitoki Landcare Community Project. Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Gray, D., Horne, D., Reid, J., Shadbolt, N.Contributed to by: Gray, D.
Gray, DI., Kemp, E., Reid, J., & Westbrooke, V.(2014). How dairy consultants help farmers design improved farming systems. Massey University: Palmerston North: OneFarm
[Technical Report]Authored by: Gray, D.
Gray, DI., Kemp, E., Reid, J., & Westbrooke, V.(2014). How dairy consultants help farmers design improved farming systems. Massey University: Palmerston North: OneFarm
[Technical Report]Authored by: Gray, D.
Gray, DI., Walcroft, J., Shadbolt, N., & Turner, J. (2014). Dairy On-farm Financial Risk Project: Cross-case Report. OneFarm.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Gray, D., Shadbolt, N.
Gray, D., Kemp, E., Reid, J., & Westbrooke, V. (2014). How dairy consultants help farmers design improved farming systems?. OneFarm Centre of Excellence for Farm Business Management.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Gray, D., Reid, J.Contributed to by: Reid, J.
Payne, T., Gray, D., Walcroft, J., Dotterer, J., & Dooley, AE. (2010). On-farm risk in the dairy industry: Case study report. AgResearch.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Gray, D.
Shadbolt, N., Olubode-Awosola, F., Gray, D., & Dooley, AE. (2010). On-farm risk in the dairy Industry: Survey report. AgResearch.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Gray, D.
Gray, DI., Dooley, AE., & Shadbolt, NM. (2009). Risk and dairy farm management in New Zealand.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Gray, D., Shadbolt, N.
Ryan, M., Cameron, EA., Gray, DI., & Reid, JR.Alternative management practices to the use of hydrogen cyanamide in Hayward kiwifruit. Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Gray, D.
Gray, DI., Dooley, AE., Shadbolt, NM., & Dotterer, J.Risk and sheep and beef management in New Zealand: A review of literature. AgResearch.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Gray, D.

Conference

Collins, HM., Gray, DI., Reid, JI., Shadbolt, NM., & Dooley, AE. (2017). Who do farmers talk to? How farmer to farmer social interactions shaped dairy farmers’ responses to water quality interventions.. .http://www.esee2017.gr/uploads/attachments/80/Collins_et_al..pdf. : Transformative learning: new directions in agricultural extension and education23rd European Seminar on Extension and Education (ESEE)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gray, D., Reid, J., Shadbolt, N.Contributed to by: Reid, J.
Hilkens, AEWM., Reid, JI., Klerkx, L., & Gray, DI. (2017). How do farmers and financial management advisors engage? Findings from a case study in the New Zealand dairy sector. ESEE2017 Proceedings. : 23rd European Seminar on Extension (and) Education (ESEE)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gray, D., Reid, J.
Hilkens, AEWM., Reid, JI., Klerkx, L., & Gray, DI.How do farmers and financial management advisors engage? Findings from a case study in the New Zealand dairy sector.. . Chania, Greece
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Gray, D., Reid, J.Contributed to by: Reid, J.
Collins, HM., Gray, DI., Reid, JI., Shadbolt, N., & Dooley, AE. (2017, July). Who do farmers talk to? How farmer to farmer social interactions shaped dairy farmers’ responses to water quality interventions. Presented at 23rd European Seminar on Extension (and) Education (ESEE). Chania, Greece.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gray, D., Reid, J., Shadbolt, N.Contributed to by: Reid, J.
Collins, HM., Gray, DI., Reid, JI., Shadbolt, N., & Dooley, AE. (2018). Accessing and building social capital: How a farmer-driven initiative influenced policy implementation. Rural Extension and Innovation Systems Journal. Vol. 14: APEN 2017 International Conference of the Australasia-Pacific Extension Network
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gray, D., Reid, J., Shadbolt, N.
Gray, D., Kemp, E., Westbrooke,, V., Reid, J., & Wood, BA. (2017, July). Diagnosing problem on-farm: Processes used by an expert farm management consultant. Presented at IFMA21 Congress. Edinburgh.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gray, D., Reid, J., Wood, B.
Lopez-Lozano, SR., Scholtens, MR., Smith, RMC., Lopez-Villalobos, ., Burt, D., Harper, L., . . . schreurs, N. (2017). Brief Communication: Assessing the current value of milk, meat and fibre products from the goat industry in New Zealand. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 77 (pp. 173 - 176). : New Zealand Society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gray, D., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Schreurs, N., Thomas, D., Tozer, P.
Scholtens, MR., Smith, RMC., Lopez-Lozano, SR., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Burt, D., Harper, L., . . . Schreurs, NM. (2017). The current state of the New Zealand goat industry. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 77 (pp. 164 - 168). : New Zealand Society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gray, D., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Schreurs, N., Thomas, D., Tozer, P., Tuohy, M.
Smith, RMC., Scholtens, MR., Lopez-Lozano, SR., Lopez-Villalobos, ., Burt, D., Harper, L., . . . Schreurs, . (2017). Brief communication: The potential of the New Zealand goat industry. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 77 (pp. 169 - 172). : New Zealand Society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gray, D., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Schreurs, N., Thomas, D., Tozer, P.
Gray, DI., Kemp, E., Westbrooke, V., Reid, JI., & Wood, B. (2017). Diagnosing problems on-farm: Processes used by an expert farm management consultant. 21st International Farm Management Congress. Vol. 21 Edinburgh: The International Farm Management Association's 21 Congress (IFMA21)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gray, D., Reid, J., Wood, B.
Gray, DI., Sewell, AM., Hartnett, M., Wood, B., Kemp, P., Blair, H., . . . Morris, ST. (2016, April). Improved extension practices for sheep and beef farmers. Presented at Hill Country Symposium. Rotorua, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Blair, H., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Botha, N., Blackett, P., Beechener, S., Gray, DI., Reid, JI., Park, N., . . . Dunningham, A. (2015). Lessons from three co-innovation case studies in New Zealand. Poster session presented at the meeting of APEN Conference 2015. Adelaide, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Gray, D., Reid, J.Contributed to by: Reid, J.
Gray, DI., Sewell, AM., Hartnett, M., Wood, BA., Kemp, PD., Blair, HT., . . . Morris, ST. (2016). Improved extension practices for sheep and beef farmers. Grassland Research and practice Series no. 16. (pp. 61 - 66). : Hill Country Symposium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Blair, H., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.Contributed to by: Morris, S.
Duranovich, F., Shadbolt, N., Dooley, AE., & Gray, D. (2015). Dairy Farm Owners, their resilience attributes, and how they relate to their perception and management of risk. Online proceedings of International Food & Agribusiness Association Symposium. (pp. 1 - 23). : International Food & Agribusiness Association Symposium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gray, D., Shadbolt, N.
McCarthy, S., Hirst, C., Donaghy, D., Gray, D., & Wood, BA. (2014). Opportunities to improve grazing management. In . New Zealand Grasslands Association (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association. (pp. 75 - 79). : NZ Grassland Association 76th Annual Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gray, D., Wood, B.
Wood, BA., Blair, HT., Gray, DI., Hartnett, MK., Kemp, PD., Kenyon, PR., . . . Sewell, AM. (2014). From extension to distributed learning: The embedding of agricultural scientists in farmer knowledge networks. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 74 (pp. 173 - 178). Cambridge, New Zealand: New Zealand Society of Animal Production (NZSAP) 2014
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Blair, H., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Sewell, AM., Blair, HT., Gray, DI., Hartnett, MK., Kemp, PD., Kenyon, PR., . . . Wood, BA. (2014). The farmer learning project: Improving the design of agricultural extension to promote learning. In SW. Peterson (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 74 (pp. 166 - 172). Cambridge, New Zealand: New Zealand Society of Animal Production (NZSAP) 2014
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Blair, H., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Blair, H., Sewell, AM., Corner-Thomas, R., Kemp, P., Wood, B., Gray, D., . . . Kenyon, P. (2013, June). Understanding how farmers learn. Presented at The Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Napier, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Blair, H., Corner-Thomas, R., Gray, D., Hickson, R., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Ridler, A., Sewell, A.Contributed to by: Sewell, A.
Reid, JI., Gray, DI., & Bruce, H. (2013). Enriching the farm-management consultancy theory: practice nexus. Extension Farming Systems Journal. Vol. 9 (pp. 99 - 103).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gray, D., Reid, J.
Sewell, AM., Blair, H., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Gray, D., . . . Wood, B. (2012, October). A learning community of farmers and scientists. Presented at National Research Centre for Growth and Development Science Symposium. Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Blair, H., Gray, D., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Shadbolt, NM., Rutsito, B., & Gray, D. (2011). Resilience of New Zealand dairy farms in a turbulent environment: Definition and measurement.. , International Food & Agribusiness Management Association 21st Annual World Symposium US: International Food and Agribusiness Management Association
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Gray, D., Shadbolt, N.
Wood, B., Blair, H., Gray, D., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., . . . Sewell, A. (2011). Translational agriculture: Herb mix pastures and farmer learning. In National Research Centre for Growth and Development 2011 Science Symposium: Programme and Abstracts(pp. 19 - 19). , National Research Centre for Growth and Development 2011 Science Symposium New Zealand: National Research Centre for Growth and Development
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Blair, H., Gray, D., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A.
Gray, DI., Reid, JI., & Horne, D. (2011). The management of risk in a dryland environment. Conference Proceedings 2011. Vol. 73 (pp. 13 - 22). : New Zealand Grasslands Association
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gray, D., Horne, D.
Rusito, B., Shadbolt, N., Olubode-Awasola, F., & Gray, D. (2011). Resilience of New Zeland dairy farms in a turbulent environment: Definition and measurement.. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review. (pp. 1 - 25). : International Food & Agribusiness Management Association 21st Annual World Symposium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gray, D.
Gray, DI., Reid, JI., & Horne, DJ. (2011). The management of risk in a dryland environment. Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association 73. Vol. 73 (pp. 13 - 22). : The New Zealand Grasslands Association Annual Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gray, D.
Gray, DI.(2009, October). Designing systems to manage climate risk. .
[Conference]Authored by: Gray, D.
Reid, JI., Horne, DJ., Gray, DI., & Millner, I. (2009). The role of science in rural resilience. Poster session presented at the meeting of Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand 2009 Conference. Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Gray, D., Horne, D.
Beijeman, A., Shadbolt, NM., & Gray, DI. (2009). Strategy recognition and implementation by New Zealand pastoral farmings strategists. 17th International Farm Management Congress. (pp. 2:03 - 2:23).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gray, D., Shadbolt, N.
Beijeman, A., Shadbolt, NM., & Gray, DI. (2009). Strategy recognition and implementation by New Zealand pastoral farmings strategists. In 17th International Farm Management Congress(pp. 2:03 - 2:03). : Illinois Society of Professional Farm managers and Rural Appraisers
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Gray, D., Shadbolt, N.
Gray, DI., Kemp, PD., Kenyon, PR., Morris, ST., Brookes, IM., Matthew, C., . . . Osborne, M. (2008). Strategies used to manage climatic risk: Lessons from farmers with expertise in dryland farming. Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association Conference. Vol. 70 (pp. 59 - 68). : The New Zealand Grassland Association Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gray, D.
Gray, DI., Kemp, PD., Kenyon, PR., Morris, ST., Brookes, IM., Matthew, C., . . . Osborne, MA. (2008). Strategies used to manage climatic risk: lessons from farmers with expertise in dryland farming.. Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association Conference. (pp. 59 - 68).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gray, D., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Osborne, M.
Gray, DI., Reid, JI., Kemp, PD., Kenyon, PR., Morris, ST., Brookes, IM., . . . Horne, D. (2006). High sheep performance on hill country: Critical winter management decisions. Agronomy New Zealand, Proceedings. Vol. 36 (pp. 12 - 23). : 36th Annual Conference of the Agronomy-Society-of-New-Zealand
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gray, D., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Hoogeveen, N., Hedley, MJ., McRae, A., Valentine, I., Gray, DI., & Tillman, RW. (2006). Estimating 'grandparented' nitrogen discharge allowances for sheep and beef farms in the Lake Taupo catchment: A case study analysis of the process and some implications. In LD. Currie, & JA. Hanly (Eds.) Implementing Sustainable Nutrient Management Strategies in Agriculture: Proceedings of the 19th Annual Workshop. (pp. 92 - 104).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gray, D.
Gray, DI. (2006, November). Critical winter management decisions for high sheep performance on hill country: An in-depth case study. Presented at New Zealand Grassland Association 68th Annual Conference. University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gray, D.
Brookes, IM., & Gray, DI. (2005). A farmer-based decision support system for managing pasture quality on hill country. (pp. 910 - 910). , 20th International Grassland Congress Wageningen, The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Gray, D.
Gray, DI., Parker, WJ., Kemp, EA., Kemp, PD., Brookes, IM., Horne, DJ., . . . Valentine, I. (2005). Feed planning: Methods used by "expert" farmers. (pp. 885 - 885). , 20th International Grassland Congress Wageningen, The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Gray, D., Horne, D., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Gray, DI. (2005, October). Summer management on hill contry: Insights into an "expert's" decision making. Presented at New Zealand Grassland Association Inc 67th Annual Conference. New Plymouth, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gray, D.
Gray, DI., Reid, JI., Kemp, PD., Brookes, IM., Horne, DJ., Kenyon, PR., . . . Valentine, I. (2004). Controlling pasture quality on hill country: Key decisions and techniques. Agronomy New Zealand. Vol. 34 (pp. 73 - 82). Christchurch, NZ: The thirty-fourth Annual Conference of the Agronomy Society of New Zealand
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gray, D., Horne, D., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Morris, ST., Morel, PC., Kenyon, PR., Kemp, PD., Burnham, DL., West, DM., . . . Pomroy, WE. (2004). Year-round lamb production in the Manawatu region - results from year one. Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association. Vol. 66 (pp. 215 - 219). Dunedin, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Burnham, D., Gray, D., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morel, P., Morris, S., Peterson, S., Scott, I.
Gray, DI., Reid, JI., Kemp, PD., Brookes, IM., Horne, DJ., Kenyon, PR., . . . Valentine, I. (2004). Controlling pasture quality on hill country - key decisions and techniques. Thirty-fourth Annual Conference: Agronomy New Zealand. Vol. 34 (pp. 73 - 82). Christchurch, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gray, D., Horne, D., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Morris, ST., Morel, PC., Kenyon, PR., Kemp, PD., Burnham, DL., West, DM., . . . Pomroy, BE. (2004, October). Year-round lamb production in the Manawatu region: Results from year one. Presented at 66th New Zealand Grassland Association Conference. Ashburton, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Burnham, D., Gray, D., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morel, P., Morris, S., Peterson, S., Pomroy, W., Scott, I.
Gray, DI., Reid, JI., Kemp, PD., Brookes, IM., Horne, D., Kenyon, PR., . . . Valentine, I. (2004). Controlling pasture quality on hill country - Key decisions and techniques. Presented at 34th Annual Conference of the Agronomy-Society-of-New-Zealand. Ashburton, NEW ZEALAND.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gray, D., Horne, D., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Gray, DI. (2004, October). Controlling pasture quality on hill country: Key decisions and techniques. Presented at 66th New Zealand Grassland Association Annual Conference. Ashburton, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gray, D.
Morris, ST., Morel, PC., Kenyon, PR., Kemp, PD., Burnham, DL., West, DM., . . . Pomroy, BE. (2004). Year-round lamb production in the Manawatu region: Results from year one. Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association. Vol. 66 (pp. 215 - 219). Wellington, NZ: 66th New Zealand Grassland Association Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Burnham, D., Gray, D., Kenyon, P., Morel, P., Morris, S., Peterson, S., Pomroy, W., Scott, I.
Kemp, EA., Kemp, RH., & Gray, DI. (2003). Towards a framework for teaching naturalistic decision making in information rich and knowledge intensive environments. In KT. Lee, & KM. Eds (Eds.) International Conference on Computers in Education: The 'Second Wave' of ICT in Education: From Facilitating Teaching and Learning to Engendering Education Reform: Proceedings. (pp. 1103 - 1110). Norfolk, VA
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gray, D.
Kemp, EA., Kemp, RH., & Gray, DI. (2003, December). Towards a framework for teaching naturalistic decision making in information rich and knowledge intensive environments. . Hong Kong, China.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gray, D.
Gray, DI., Parker, WJ., Kemp, EA., Kemp, PD., Brookes, IM., Horne, DJ., . . . Valentine, I. (2003). Feed planning: alternative approaches used by farmers. Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association. Vol. 65 (pp. 211 - 217). Wellington, NZ: 65th New Zealand Grassland Association Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gray, D., Horne, D., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Todd, E., Kemp, E., Jeffries, A., & Gray, D.(1997, September). Moving from conceptual graphs to object-oriented development. PROGRESS IN CONNECTIONIST-BASED INFORMATION SYSTEMS, VOLS 1 AND 2. (pp. 725 - 728).
[Conference]Authored by: Gray, D.
Kemp, EA., & Gray, DI.The pros and cons of using FACET for analysing qualitative data. Proceedings - 1998 Australasian Computer Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 1998. (pp. 208 - 215).
[Conference]Authored by: Gray, D.
Crawford, HK., Gray, DI., Parker, WJ., & Edwards, N.(1995, February). Characteristics of seasonal dairy farms achieving high per cow production in the lower North Island of New Zealand. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW ZEALAND SOCIETY OF ANIMAL PRODUCTION, VOL 55 1995. (pp. 72 - 75). 0370-2731.
[Conference]Authored by: Gray, D.
Todd, EG., Gray, DI., Kemp, EA., Lockhart, JC., & Parker, WJ.Using the KADS methodology: Expert systems in farm management. ANNES 1993 - 1st New Zealand International Two-Stream Conference on Artificial Neural Networks and Expert Systems. (pp. 262 - 265).
[Conference]Authored by: Gray, D., Lockhart, J.
PARKER, WJ., GRAY, DI., LOCKHART, JC., LYNCH, GA., & TODD, EAG.(1993, February). DRYING OFF MANAGEMENT AND THE USE OF MANAGEMENT AIDS ON SEASONAL SUPPLY DAIRY FARMS. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW ZEALAND SOCIETY OF ANIMAL PRODUCTION, VOL 53 1993. (pp. 127 - 131). 0370-2731.
[Conference]Authored by: Gray, D., Lockhart, J.
BROOKES, IM., PARKER, WJ., & GRAY, DI.(1992, February). THE ROLE OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE IN THE FEEDING OF FARM LIVESTOCK. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW ZEALAND SOCIETY OF ANIMAL PRODUCTION, VOL 52 1992. (pp. 111 - 114). 0370-2731.
[Conference]Authored by: Gray, D.
GRAY, DI., LYNCH, GA., LOCKHART, JC., PARKER, WJ., TODD, EG., & BROOKES, IM.(1992, February). A CONCEPTUAL-FRAMEWORK FOR AN EXPERT-SYSTEM TO IMPROVE DRYING OFF DECISIONS ON SEASONAL SUPPLY DAIRY FARMS. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW ZEALAND SOCIETY OF ANIMAL PRODUCTION, VOL 52 1992. (pp. 11 - 12). 0370-2731.
[Conference]Authored by: Gray, D., Lockhart, J.
PARKER, WJ., GRAY, DI., MORRIS, ST., & MCCUTCHEON, SN.(1992, February). A MODELING STUDY OF THE PRODUCTIVITY AND PROFITABILITY OF UNMATED AND MATED EWES ON NORTH-ISLAND HILL-COUNTRY. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW ZEALAND SOCIETY OF ANIMAL PRODUCTION, VOL 52 1992. (pp. 221 - 223). 0370-2731.
[Conference]Authored by: Gray, D., Morris, S.
KEELING, PCB., MORRIS, ST., GRAY, DI., & PARKER, WJ.(1991, February). A MODELING STUDY OF ONCE-BRED HEIFER BEEF-PRODUCTION. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW ZEALAND SOCIETY OF ANIMAL PRODUCTION, VOL 51 1991. (pp. 389 - 393). 0370-2731.
[Conference]Authored by: Gray, D., Morris, S.

Other

Kemp, P., Sewell, A., Hartnett, M., Gray, D., & Wood, B. (2015, March). Innovations in agricultural extension: The farmer learning project.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kemp, P., Sewell, A., Wood, B.Contributed to by: Sewell, A.
Gray, DI., Kemp, E., Reid, J., & Westbrooke, V. (2014). How dairy consultants help design improved farming systems. (pp. 1 - 145). OneFarm
[Other]Authored by: Gray, D.
Reid, JI., & Gray, DI. (2014, March). Beef & Lamb New Zealand and the LEP Toolkit A case study of change.. In Community of Practice members from NZ primary industries involved in the Primary Innovation Project..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gray, D., Reid, J.Contributed to by: Reid, J.
Gray, DI. (2010, April). Managing risks on farms - examples form dryland environments. In Local farmers.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gray, D.

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

  • 111.900 PhD Agricultural and Horticultural Systems Management
  • 119.358 Agricultural Production Systems
  • 119.729 Research Methods
  • 119.752 Advanced Farm and Horticultural Management

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 3
Co-supervisor 7 3

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Koohyar Khatami - Doctor of Philosophy
    Risk portfolios in New Zealand dairy farming: A mixed method approach

Co-supervisor of:

  • Duy Tran - Doctor of Philosophy
    Exploring the role of a landscape ecological approach incorporating value and design to inform the creation of future multi-functional sustainable agricultural landscapes
  • Anjalee Ganegoda Hewage - Doctor of Philosophy
    Entrepreneurial and Risk Taking Behaviour of the Agricultural Processing Sector in Sri Lanka
  • Elham Shokri - Doctor of Philosophy
    Sustainable production for NZ dairy farms: Dairy farms' adaptability to be resilient
  • Thivahary Thivahary Geretharan - Doctor of Philosophy
    Smallholder farmers’ agricultural support system in post-war Northern Sri Lanka - a system transformed
  • Baiq Yulfia Elsadewi Yanuartati - Doctor of Philosophy
    How market-led rural development initiatives can improve rural community livelihood?
  • Doug Drysdale - Doctor of Philosophy
    Farmers' efficacy, learning and practice change in an agricultural extension context.
  • Aniek Hilkens - Doctor of Philosophy
    The implicit nature of advice on the intimate topic of financial management: An exploration of how the financial management advisory system in the New Zealand dairy sector shapes financial management advice

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2018 - Heather Collins - Doctor of Philosophy
    Dairy farmers' responses to water quality interventions: A Case Study in the Manawatu-Wanganui Region of New Zealand
  • 2018 - Prakash Bista - Doctor of Philosophy
    Empowerment of farmers through agriculture extension: A case study of farmer groups in Khairahani, Chitwan, Nepal
  • 2007 - Ernest Okorley - Doctor of Philosophy
    An operational framework for improving decentralised agricultural extension: A Ghanaian case study

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2018 - Hung Hoang - Doctor of Philosophy
    Farmers' responses to VietGAP: a case study of a policy mechanism for transforming the traditional agri-food system in Vietnam.
  • 2008 - Bijaya Bajracharya - Doctor of Philosophy
    Institutional factors that influence access of the poor to the forests benefits: Case studies of community and leasehold forestry regimes in Nepal.
  • 2008 - Md. Islam - Doctor of Philosophy
    The sustainability failure of donor-supported organizational reforms in agricultural extension: A Bangladesh case study.

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