Three new agronomy appointments for ProCam7 February 2023
Three new members of staff have joined the ProCam agronomy and research teams: Eilish Johnston and Stephen Acott join the company’s Scottish team as trainee agronomists, while James Bromwich joins as trials assistant.
James Bromwich, who grew up on his family’s farm in Leicestershire, joins ProCam as a Trials Assistant. After studying for a business management degree at De Montfort University, James joined the MDS graduate scheme where he completed placements within companies in the food and fresh produce sector. In his new role he will work alongside ProCam’s Trials Officer, Rebecca Tunnicliffe, to assist in co-ordinating the company’s in-house research and knowledge exchange, enabling growers and agronomists to make better decisions to improve cropping performance.
Stephen Acott has joined ProCam as a trainee agronomist based at the company’s Cuminestown depot in Aberdeenshire. Stephen relocated to Scotland with his wife, Jayne, in 2004 and joined Agrii in 2008 where he spent 12 years running the company’s Turriff-based seed analysis laboratory and working as a cereal crop inspector throughout Scotland.
Stephen has subsequently joined ProCam’s Robertson Crop Services team as a trainee agronomist and will be working alongside colleagues to provide practical agronomic advice to growers throughout Aberdeenshire.
Eilish Johnston also joins ProCam’s Scottish team as a trainee agronomist and is based at the company’s Kildary office in Easter Ross. Eilish grew up in Edinburgh and studied for a degree in agriculture at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). During her time as a student she gained practical, on-farm experience through various roles in the sheep and dairy sectors, working as a lambing assistant for the Ashcraig Farming Partnership in Selkirk and as a dairyman for R&A Wilson in Berwickshire.
Eilish joins ProCam from Agrii where she gained a BASIS foundation qualification. Having relocated to the Highlands, she is currently training for her BASIS IPM exams and FACTS qualification so that she can provide specialist crop nutrition to help growers maximise the quality and yield of their arable and potato crops.
“We’re extremely pleased to welcome James, Stephen and Eilish to ProCam and look forward to helping all three progress their careers,” says Diane Heath, ProCam’s UK Managing Director. “They join us at a challenging but exciting time for food production in the UK and I’m sure they’ll all prove to be invaluable by offering farmer-focused, practical crop protection and nutrition advice and solutions to safeguard and enhance the margins of the farms they work with.”