Arable Specialist Team

Charlie Dolphin

Charlie Dolphin

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Charlie joined Wynnstay in 2014 having completed a degree in Agriculture at Harper Adams University.

Charlie is an Arable Sales Specialist and is currently working towards his FACTS and BASIS qualifications.

Charlie has been involved in agriculture from a young age, previously working on arable and livestock farms prior to joining Wynnstay.

As a specialist, Charlie provides arable and forage inputs advice on-farm – from soil analysis to fertiliser planning, seed selection and agronomy advice. 

Charlie covers the West Midlands, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire.

 Ed Porter

Edward Porter

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After graduating from Plymouth University with a BSc in Geography, Ed went on to study for an MSc in Sustainable Crop Production: Agronomy at the University of Warwick.

He has gained practical farming experience in both the UK and Australia.

In June 2015 after completing his MSc, Ed took up his current role with Wynnstay and, after passing his FACTS qualification, is now working towards obtaining BASIS qualifications to become a fully qualified agronomist.

Edward provides high quality, technical advice to farmers on all aspects of crop management.  

Edward covers Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Joe Wood

Joe Wood

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Joe joined Wynnstay in 2016 on the Arable Graduate Scheme, after graduating from Harper Adams University with a BSc (Hons) degree in Food and Consumer Studies. Joe works as an office-based Arable Trader – providing bespoke arable and forage inputs advice to farmers and offering competitive quotations.

Sarah Jane Baldwin

Sarah Jane Baldwin

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Sarah Jane joined Wynnstay in 1994 and has further developed Wynnstay’s presence in Cheshire and the surrounding counties with her expertise in animal feed and associated products, along with arable inputs such as fertiliser and seed.

 

Chris Pashby

Chris Pashby

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Chris joined the Wynnstay Arable Team in August 2017.

He previously worked in Staffordshire as a Sprayer Operator and Arable Operator, gaining a wealth of experience.

During this time, he also successfully completed his BASIS qualification at Harper Adams University – looking to pursue a career in Agronomy. 

As a Wynnstay specialist, Chris provides agronomy advice on grassland, maize, wholecrop, roots and cereals.

He also provides bespoke guidance on soil nutrition and fertiliser programmes, as well as cereal and forage seed advice.  

Chris covers Derbyshire, Staffordshire and South Cheshire.

Rebecca Shrimpton

Rebecca Shrimpton

Arable Specialist

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Rebecca joined Wynnstay in 2018 having previously worked for Agrii (Formerly Dalgety) initially in the Seed Department. She later gained promotion to South West Seed Manager and then qualified as a seed inspector. Rebecca has since gained her FACTS and BASIS qualifications. With her vast agricultural knowledge, Rebecca is able to offer advice on all aspects of arable and forage farming including variety selection, fertiliser advice and crop recommendations in the South West region.

Sarah Evans

Sarah Evans

Arable Specialist

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Sarah joined Wynnstay in September 2018.   Coming from a sheep and beef farm in Gloucestershire, Sarah then went on to study Agriculture at Aberystwyth University. She previously worked for Timac Agro as a Crop Nutritionist in the Gloucestershire and surrounding area, advising farmers on soil health practises and enhancing products. Prior to this she worked for DLF Trifolium at their Breeding and Research station in Gloucestershire as a Trials Officer. Sarah covers Gloucestershire and surrounding counties offering advice on arable and forage farming including variety selection and fertiliser advice and recommendations

Carl Taylor

Carl Taylor

Senior Agronomist and Arable Specialist

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Carl joined Wynnstay Arable Team in March 2015. Coming from a farming background he then spent three years at Bishop Burton College studying agriculture. He started his career in 1987 as a Trainee Arable Specialist with UAM. Through the years he has experienced many changes in the industry, using this experience and knowledge to give valuable advice to his customers. Carl is both BASIS and FACTS qualified and works from the Wynnstay Woodheads office in Selby covering the North Yorkshire region.

  

Kate Millington

Kate Millington

Arable Specialist

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Kate was brought up on a family farm in Hambleton, Nr Selby, North Yorkshire. Having done an NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Business, Kate went on to complete a degree in Agriculture and Land Management. She joined Woodheads Seeds in 2012, initially in a temporary role, and was later offered a full time position as a Farm Trader. Kate completed her Crop Inspectors exam in 2012. She works from the Wynnstay Woodheads office in Selby covering the North Yorkshire region trading and technical support on cereal, herbage and forage crops, fertiliser and crop marketing.