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General manager appointed

Dr Alison Hall has been appointed product manager for herbicides for Adama Agricultural Solutions UK. Prior to joining the company, Alison received a doctorate in plant pathology from Oxford University. She subsequently worked as a fungicide resistance research manager for Syngenta before being appointed as the company’s

An experienced manager in the agricultural machinery industry, Adrian Winnett has been appointed general manager at AgriArgo UK Ltd, the distributor of Landini, McCormick and Valpadana tractors in the UK and Ireland. He succeeds Ray Spinks, who

European regulatory manager. After a few years away from the crop protection industry, she joined Adama’s regulatory team in 2015. In her new role Alison will be responsible for working with Adama’s regulatory, technical and marketing teams to develop and implement tactical product campaigns for the company’s range of herbicides and for communicating key trials results and technical product data to stakeholders.

Addition to specialist IT team

New potato product manager at Certis Nick Badger has been appointed UK potato product manager for Certis. Nick brings considerable experience of the industry from his previous roles, including North Europe potato portfolio manager with Syngenta, and has also worked for the UK fresh potato packer MBM Produce. Nick explains that his key focus

has stepped down from the role after 40 years working in the farm equipment industry. Adrian Winnett is no stranger to the Argo Tractors product line, having worked as Landini sales manager for seven years before joining the UK arm of implement manufacturer Amazone, where he was appointed general manager in 2009 and then managing director in 2014.

Crop production specialist Hutchinsons has appointed Lewis McKerrow as digital farming manager. Mr McKerrow will join the company’s precision and field-based IT team to provide technical, IT and services support to the regional agronomy teams and their clients in Scotland and Northern England. He has a farm management background, followed by more

at Certis will be to promote quality crop protection solutions from tuber to tuber and to build on relationships with key industry partners. “I’m really looking forward to taking a more hands-on role in the UK potato industry and getting out on farm with colleagues, industry advisers and channel partners,” he says. Nick will be based at the Cambridge office and brings technical knowledge to the role with both BASIS and FACTS qualifications.

than 10 years’ experience as a successful agronomist. Since 2012 Mr McKerrow has led a precision technology team, with responsibility for precision farming initiatives throughout the arable, vegetable and fruit sectors. “These are dynamic times for our industry, therefore planning for the future is challenging,” says managing director Andrew McShane. “We are delighted that Lewis is joining us to help us develop and deliver this vision for the future.”

Horticultural Service Technician Ernest Doe & Sons Ltd – Colchester, Essex

We are a leading Five Star AGCO agricultural machinery dealer, and we currently have the following opportunities at our recently expanded depot near Shefford in Bedfordshire:

Ernest Doe is looking for an experienced Horticultural/ Light Agricultural Service Technician at its Colchester branch. Requirements are:

AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY SERVICE TECHNICIAN / ENGINEER This is a varied position in our service department where there is the opportunity to work on our full range of premium brand products, including Fendt, Massey Ferguson, Valtra, Challenger and CAT.

y Sound knowledge of domestic and professional grass machinery, utility, garden and/or small agricultural machinery

The successful applicant will either have technical experience with agricultural machinery, or have appropriate transferrable skills. They must also be highly motivated, and be able to become a strong member of the team, servicing and repairing agricultural equipment both on farm, and in our modern fully equipped workshop.

y Ability to diagnose hydraulic and electrical faults

In return we offer an attractive package, with fully fitted company van and ongoing franchise training.

y Reliable, self-motivated team player with good communication skills


The role is varied and offers a competitive salary. Manufacturer training will be provided and other benefits include workplace pension, group life cover and staff discount in country stores.

We are offering the opportunity for a Trainee or Apprentice to train and work alongside one of our highly skilled Mobile technicians working on tracked tractors and other related equipment. This is an excellent opportunity for a keen, hardworking and dedicated person to train up to become a fully skilled and qualified technician with a Five Star AGCO main dealer.

Please see www.ernestdoe.com/jobs for further information.

Applicants need to have either a good knowledge of the farming industry, or some existing relevant mechanical training. They must also have a full driving licence and be able to work the hours needed to provide first class customer service.

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to: johnmiller@ernestdoe.com, Service Manager.

Please be assured all applications are treated in strictest confidence. www.ernestdoe.com


Closing date for applications: 31st October 2018.

If you would like to apply for either position please email hr@chandlersfe.co.uk, or write to the HR Officer, Chandlers (Farm Equipment) Ltd, Belton, Grantham, Lincs NG32 2LX. Alternatively call 07702 828501 if you would like further information.

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