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Hutchinsons 2018 Foundation
New Entrant
The most recent group of New Entrant Agronomists (NEA)
have been welcomed into their new careers during an
induction at our head office in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.
Will Marris
Our 2018 NEA’s bring a wealth
of diverse backgrounds and
experience with them, and are all
looking forward to their first steps
in what we hope will be a long and
successful career, working with
our growers - both old and new.
Joe Hodgson
Joe graduated from
Harper Adams with a BSc
in Agriculture with Crop
Management and has a
keen interest in agronomy
Joe Hodgson
stemming from growing
up on the family farm. Joe has gained
practical experience both on the home farm
and on a variety of other farming enterprises
during harvest and his placement.
Toby Page
Toby gained a BSc in
Agriculture at Writtle
in 2014. He has been
working on farms in a
variety of roles ranging
Toby Page
from harvest work,
assisting with 800 head of breeding ewes
through lambing, to managing farms
linked with digestate plants.
Will graduated from
Newcastle University
with a BSc in Agriculture
with Agronomy; this
Will Marris
included a module
entitled the “Crop
Pest Field Course”. This involved Will in
visits to a number of farms and agricultural
businesses who were undertaking a
variety of trials, which increased his interest
in agronomy. Will also gained practical
experience by working on large-scale farms
over harvest.
Fraser Meikle
Fraser joined us in July
and quickly passed
his BASIS Certificate
in Crop Protection.
Fraser Meikle
Having gained a BSc in
Agriculture from Scottish Agricultural College
in 2015, Fraser then spent five months
in Australia and New Zealand gaining
experience working on a number of farms,
growing a variety of crops.
Jack Richardson
Coming from a family
involved in farming for
several generations, Jack
studied Agriculture at
Riseholme College and
Jack Richardson
successfully gained both
BASIS Certificate for Crop Protection and
FACTS. Jack has a wealth of practical farming
experience gained both on the family farm
and other large-scale farming enterprises.
Sam Starkie
Having completed a
BSc at Myerscough
College in 2017, Sam
decided to study for an
Sam Starkie
MSc in Agroecology
at Harper Adams
University. During holidays Sam has also
gained practical experience working on a
commercial Beef and Sheep unit.
Stephen Webster
Stephen graduated from
Newcastle university
with a BSc in Agribusiness Management
in 2015 and secured
Stephen Webster
a position working for
a fresh produce company. Stephen has a
wealth of practical experience gained from
employment on a number of large-scale
arable units worked around his studies. You
may have met Stephen during June and July
whilst he was helping out at our Regional
Technology Centre Open Days.
The Hutchinsons Foundation is the UK’s
most professional and comprehensive
training programme for new agronomists
and gives our new recruits every
opportunity to become successful
agronomists of the future.
We continue to invest in dynamic
technology and innovation to ensure we
meet the long-term needs of our clients
and with more than 200 agronomists, we
provide professional agronomy, supported
by sector-leading technical research,
systems and service solutions.
We know how important it is to look to the
future and to be able to embrace every
opportunity and challenge that it may bring.
Continued investment in training and
technology for our established and
new agronomists ensures we are
always ready, which is why “It’s our
people that make the difference”.


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