Belinda Hagan (nee Jennings) grew up in Geelong with her parents families stemming from around Winchelsea and the Otways. Living in rural towns and communities was background of her family and lead Belinda to explore agriculture, even though she did not grow up on a farm. Belinda ventured off to La Trobe University in Bundoora – which felt like the big smoke! She studied Agricultural Science and this lead to complete an Honours Thesis in ‘The effect of water intake in piglets and suckling frequency’. The exposure to the pig industry all those years ago!
Belinda gained a passion for Animal Nutrition during university and drove her focus on this as a career. Working with one of the largest stockfeed manufacturers in Australia, then consultants, smaller feed mills, years of general nutrition for many animal species but her love for the pig industry and pigs always steered her focus in one direction.
Belinda has been involved in all aspects of developing McIvor Farm and has been the predominant force behind the business’s administration, bookwork, marketing, markets and sales. She certainly enjoys being hands-on in the paddocks and loves the customer interaction at the Farmers Market. A great part of Belinda’s life is also creating a legacy for their two kids Hannah and Eric, she is focused on creating a great life for their family and connecting with their community.