First full-time MD for co-operative

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18 May 2022
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Scottish Agronomy board announces appointment

SCOTTISH Agronomy is to have its first dedicated full-time Managing Director to focus on growth and development.
 
Long-standing Trials Manager Adam Christie has been appointed to the role for the 260-strong farmer cooperative, which offers independent agronomy advice to growers across Scotland and runs 20,000-plus trials plots. He will assume the position on June 1st.
 
Chair of the board, Jim Mason of Denbrae Farm, said the co-operative has grown substantially since its inception 37 years ago.
 
“Since he joined in 1989, Adam has been an integral part of Scottish Agronomy and has proved a strong and respected team leader, consistently growing the talent, income and reputation of the trials team year on year," he said. "As Trials Manager, he is at the sharp end of innovation and technical evolution, but he is also inherently aware of the challenges that farmers face and the solutions needed to overcome them.”
 
With strong connections across the wider sector, Adam plans to forge new business opportunities for Scottish Agronomy as well as links with fellow research institutes, innovation projects and key decision makers in government. 

George Lawrie had been the interim Managing Director and will as Company Secretary. Douglas Drysdale, who joined Scottish Agronomy in 2015, has been appointed Trials Manager. 

Our photo shows Adam Christie, Managing Director and Douglas Drysdale, Trials Manager.

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