The Farm Consultancy Group is delighted that John Hunt has joined the Sherborne Office as Environmental Consultant, covering the South West.
After graduating from the Royal Agricultural College in 2011, John worked for Rothamsted Research in Devon as a Farm Experiment and Trials Manager for eight years, and then for the Westcountry Rivers Trust as a Senior Farm Advisor.
John’s remit with the Farm Consultancy Group is to provide farm and environmental
advice, including Countryside Stewardship, the Environmental Land Management Schemes (ELMS), the Sustainable Farm Incentive (SFI) and woodland grants to support the FCG client portfolio.
As a FACTS qualified advisor, John also specialises in nutrient management planning, Nitrate Vulnerable Zones, soil health, and maximising the efficient use of fertilisers, livestock manures and slurries.
In addition, John holds a BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection covering grassland and forage crops and is a member of the BASIS Professional Register. John said ‘I’m looking forward to working with a variety of different farm types across the whole South West. It’s a challenging time in agriculture and I believe this new role will help farms adjust to the new environmental schemes and maximise their potential.’
John joins the Farm Consultancy Group team of over 20 independent consultants and advisors across their eight offices, providing bespoke agricultural and business advice to farmers and land owners across England and Wales.