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About People New agricultural partner for Wilts and Somerset Mike Butler, former chairman of Old Mill, has become the new agricultural partner for PKF Francis

Yara appoints Rebecca as Area Manager Rebecca Pearce has been appointed area manager for Yorkshire, Cleveland and County Durham for Yara. Her role will involve working with farmers around the North of England to maximise their crop’s potential, backed by Yara’s extensive range of fertiliser products. Rebecca has almost 10 years experience in the agriculture industry and joins Yara following

nearly five years as farm business manager at Openfield, one of the largest grain supplier co-operatives in the UK, and supplier to some of the biggest and well-known brands. “Rebecca is a fantastic addition to the team,” says Darren Glegg, business manager, liquid and foliar products at Yara UK. “She brings with her a wealth of experience and keen insight into the opportunities and challenges facing British farmers currently.”

Two new appointments have been made to Kuhn Farm Machinery’s sales and technical support in the UK. John Hulland has been appointed area sales manager covering the central counties of England. He is working with Kuhn dealerships across this region, providing wide-ranging support for the company’s range of equipment that now includes ploughs, cultivators, power harrows, drills, sprayers, grassland machinery, fertiliser spreaders, feeder wagons and straw bedders. A trained agricultural service engineer with a background in practical farming, John has held previous positions as a territory manager and has experience in all aspects of technical

support, event management and training provision. Alex Birchall has joined the company as part of its established product specialist team, focussing on the company’s sprayer, fertiliser spreader, shredder and electronics ranges. Having graduated with a first class honours degree in agricultural engineering, Alex has gained valuable experience working on progressive arable units and in a machinery dealership, developing specific expertise in areas of precision farming. Within his role at Kuhn, he is involved in product development, promotion and technical support to the sales team and the dealer network.

Movers and shakers Do you know of someone who is on the move in the agricultural industry? Whether they are starting a completely new role, a promotion within a business or perhaps a retirement after many years of dedicated service, let us know and we will do our best to include it on our popular ‘About People’ pages. Send in no more than 150 words and a (head and shoulders) picture of the person in question to (email) dominic@farmersguide.co.uk.

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Clark. Having specialised in the rural sector throughout his career, he works with clients in what is an ever-changing and continuously challenging sector, with an emphasis on tax planning

and mitigation. With 28 years’ experience and ongoing family farming interests himself, Mike understands the challenges that the sector is facing. “I’m looking forward to working with PKF Francis Clark and our clients,” said Mike. “I’m passionate about being straight talking, proactive and approachable, whilst delivering cost effective solutions. I like to help make a difference for my clients.”

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