New recruits expand forage specialist team

New recruits expand forage specialist team26 February 2019

Forage crop specialist Field Options has expanded its team with the appointment of two new area managers, Rhys Owen and Nick Duggan.

Rhys has taken on a business support and development role covering north Shropshire, Cheshire and north Wales. A Harper Adams University graduate, and BASIS and FACTS qualified, he has ten years’ experience in grassland management and a wide range of forage and arable crops. Rhys will combine his role at Field Options with that of an agronomist with sister company County Crops. Based in north Wales, he maintains an interest in his family’s sheep and dairy farm.

Nick joins Field Options in a business support and development role, covering south Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire and east Powys. Also a graduate of Harper Adams University, he has gained a wealth of relevant experience over the previous five years in technical sales and customer support in the seed trade. Nick remains involved in his family’s sheep, beef and arable farm near Leominster and will operate from Field Options’ Presteigne office.

Commenting on the appointments, Field Options director Francis Dunne said that he expects both new recruits to bring a wealth of valuable knowledge and practical experience to the company.

“We’ve taken the opportunity to restructure and add two individuals with real expertise in forage crops and a thorough understanding of their role across livestock and arable businesses. The need for quality forage is growing, right across the farming industry, as farms seek greater production efficiency and sustainability, so we are very excited about what these two enthusiasts can bring to Field Options.”

Field Options, part of the ProCam group of companies, supplies a full range of forage crops, ensiling products and specialist fertilisers alongside forage planning and soil management advice.