Alister Murphy

Get to know Our Partner Alister Murphy

Not only is it important at Sprout Ag to be growing our clients; but it’s just as important to be growing our people also. This month in the spotlight is our Alister, our Partner from Albury NSW

What is something you learned in the last week? 

That I don’t know everything

What does a typical day at Sprout Ag look like for you?

 Coffee, Phone calls, travelling across the region, more phone calls  meeting with clients on farm.

How do you balance your career and family?

I travel a lot for work, regardless of distance I try to get back home the same day rather than stay overnight. If I get home late at night, I will make sure I spend extra time with the kids the next morning, take them to school or take them for their favourite babycinos ! or give my wife a chance to go to the gym or something without the kids.

What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?

I have been in banking and finance and working with family businesses  pretty much since finishing University, so it is hard to picture myself in another career. Possibly teaching or University lecturer for business students.

What drew you to Sprout Ag?

Unlike working for a large bank whereby you are constantly in conflict trying to balance the needs of your employer (the bank) and your clients, Sproutag is completely independent. We work solely for the client and can provide completely unbiased advice. There is no corporate BS or distractions in our organisation. Our complete focus is on helping clients grow their businesses.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

I was born with the innate ability to instantly fall off a surf, skate or snow board. I would love to be able to do either of these.

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?

Older people like Warren Buffett  who have a life time of wisdom and smarts to share.

What are 3 words you’d use to describe Sprout Ag?

Independent, professional and fair-dinkum.

Where is your favourite place to be?

Somewhere in the mountains, trout fishing on the Big River between Mitta and Omeo.

Where is the best place you’ve travelled and why?

Alaska, so vast and wild and amazing scenery.

What’s the weirdest job/business request you’ve had?

Typically we deal with mainstream broad acre, mixed farming or intensive agricultural industries and the ag supply chain.  Every now and then those unique cottage industry type requests come through Like Truffle Farms, Deer farms, Emus etc. Needless to say I have never gone any further with those requests.



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77 Comur Street
Yass NSW 2582

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Orange NSW 2800

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Albury NSW 2640

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Tamworth NSW 2340

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Longreach QLD 4730

“Cannot recommend Sprout Ag enough for sorting out future plans, succession plans and identifying what roles there are and who is most suited!”

- Ross and Sophie Walters

“I gave them a crack and are very pleased with the outcome. They all have a farming connection, and although some of them like to drink bottled water, they will outdo any bank/broker you can find, purely on the volume of funds they handle”

- John Cole

“Saving $50K per year on what my agent was charging”

- John Cole


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