New technical lead at Field Options10 November 2022
The UK’s leading agronomy firm, ProCam, has appointed Simon Montgomery as Technical Team Lead for its Field Options division.
Simon joins Field Options following the retirement of Technical Director, Francis Dunne, and will be responsible for helping to bring the two operations of the business, Field Options and ProCam, closer together under one umbrella to deliver an improved service for both companies’ customers and personnel.
Set up in 2004, Field Options markets a comprehensive range of forage seeds and associated products: from grass mixtures, maize, fodder beet, and wholecrop forage mixtures to seeds for environmental schemes, green manures and game cover. The company also provides forage planning advice and supplies specialist fertilisers, silage inoculants and crop protection agrochemicals to livestock farmers throughout the UK.
Simon joins Field Options from Nickerson Seeds where he has spent the last 14 years working as a seed specialist in the South West. Prior to this he farmed in Zimbabwe, working in the dairy and beef sectors and growing a wide variety of crops including forage maize, soyabeans, groundnuts, field beans, sunflowers, tobacco, wheat, grass and seed maize.
Simon also spent three years growing cotton and maize in Tanzania and is a graduate of the Royal Agricultural University with a diploma in Farm Management and a Master of Business Administration in Agriculture and Food Industries.
Commenting on his appointment, Simon said: “I’m delighted to join Field Options and look forward to working with the wider ProCam team to build on the successes that Francis has overseen for the past eight years. We have a considerable legacy to safeguard and build on, but I’m confident that Field Options and ProCam are ideally positioned to continue to offer the best quality, value-added forage seeds to our customers throughout the UK.”
“We’re delighted to welcome Simon to Field Options and look forward to working with him as a valuable member of the wider ProCam team,” explains Diane Heath, ProCam’s UK Managing Director. “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Francis Dunne for his hard work, dedication and tireless enthusiasm and to wish him all the very best for the future.”