24 March 2022
Fourth generation potato grower joins board
A FOURTH generation potato grower has joined the board of independent agronomy advisory service, Scottish Agronomy.
Amy Geddes farms at Wester Braikie Farms near Arbroath. With 320ha of potatoes, barley, winter oilseed rape and wheat, the family has been a member of Scottish Agronomy for more than 20 years.
She said: “There is no doubt the quality and independence of the advice we have received over the years from Scottish Agronomy has been core to the success of our business. I am really looking forward to being part of the board and helping steer the strategic direction of the cooperative, particularly as we as farmers navigate the multiple challenges facing agriculture and an uncertain business environment.”
Also joining the board in April is Iain Wilson who manages 2000-acre Tulloch Farms which grows winter barley, winter and spring oats, winter wheat and broccoli and has 250 suckler cows.
Scottish Agronomy Chair Jim Mason said: “Amy and Iain will bring fresh perspective and ideas to the board table, particularly as we enter a new, more environmentally-conscious era in agriculture. We can’t stand still. We want more farmers to join our membership to help us develop and deliver cost-effective solutions to meet today’s farming challenges – together we can make a difference.”
Scottish Agronomy is currently recruiting for a new Managing Director to lead the organisation. Established in 1985 by a group of arable farmers, it now has more than 20,000 trials plots.