Meet the Team

Meet the Nutrition Agronomy team

South East

Toby Ward

Nutrition Agronomist
Facts Advisor

After a decade of on-farm experience working in multiple operational management roles, my practical experience gives me a strong knowledge of field operations across a variety of combinable cereals and oilseeds, through to onions and maize. I’m based in Suffolk, and will provide advice for customers throughout the South East. 

North West

Hannah Peile

Nutrition Agronomist
Facts advisor

I live on a dairy farm in North Cumbria, and have worked with many local farmers by providing them with nutrition advice focused on improving the yield and nutritional value of their grassland and crops.

North East

Abby Kellett

Nutrition Agronomist
Facts advisor

I live on a mixed farm in Northumberland. I have worked within the agriculture industry since graduating from Newcastle University in 2015. I have a particular interest in soil science and livestock management.

Scotland

Julia Andrews

Nutrition Agronomist Facts trainee

My BSc in Agricultural Science at Lincoln University in New Zealand and experience as an arable advisor for one of New Zealand’s largest agricultural distributors puts me in a strong position to understand farmer’s needs. The many similarities between UK and New Zealand farming will allow me to help farmers become more productive with their fertiliser use.

East and West Midlands

Tom Wells

Nutrition Agronomist Facts trainee

After graduating from Harper Adams in 2011, I spent 6 years working full-time on our mixed family farm, before going into animal nutrition. I’m fortunate to be able to combine technical knowledge with practical experience of crop nutrition. Being AMTRA qualified I understand how better forage nutrition leads to improved animal health and performance. I am based in Lincolnshire and provide advice to customers throughout the Midlands.

South west

Guillaume Franklin

Nutrition Agronomist
facts advisor

Since completing my BSc (hons) Agriculture at Harper Adams University in 2021 I have gained a wealth of experience and interest working with farmers, landowners and agronomists in applying fertilisers to a variety of cropping types. Being FACTS qualified allows me to make appropriate decisions for growers and their crops. I have a strong practical background working on dairy, beef and sheep farms whilst also more recently working within the arable and Anaerobic Digestion sector.

NORTH YORKSHIRE

Hester Hardy

Nutrition Agronomist
facts trainee

I graduated from Newcastle University in 2023 where I studied Agriculture with Farm Business Management. This coupled with the experience I have gained from working in New Zealand on dairy farms puts me in a strong position to provide technical advice to customers across the North East region.