“I grew up in Warwickshire on my family’s dairy and beef farm. I have always had a keen interest in livestock farming and dairy production, therefore going down a farming related career path was an obvious choice.”
“I studied at Aberystwyth University and during my agriculture degree, I completed a placement year with ForFarmers. I was based at the Portbury feed mill in the South West of England. During the 12 months, I gained a brilliant insight into the company and this confirmed my desire to secure a permanent role at ForFarmers.”
“Whilst on placement I was able to see all aspects of the business from shadowing on farm sales and technical support, to seeing the inner workings of the mill and helping with marketing. ForFarmers is continuously innovating and I was given the opportunity to get involved with a number of forage and beef trials.”
“A typical week on placement would usually contain a day or two out on farm shadowing Account Managers. Depending on the specialist, the tasks for the day might include walking crops, sales appointments, taking soil samples, analysing dairy data or monitoring DLWG of animals."
“I then went back to University and the following year I graduated. I joined ForFarmers on a permanent basis in November 2019 as an Account Manager. It’s been really nice to come back to the company and gain my own area and customers and also keep in touch with colleagues in the South of England that taught me so much.”