Farm491 is delighted to welcome two new starters to the team! As we set our sights on the opening of the new Alliston Centre later this month, two new members of staff have joined to assist with important centre developments and to progress their careers in an exciting and dynamic agritech environment.
We have welcomed Sarah Carr, who joins us as Inspiring AgriTech Innovation Program Outreach Officer and Neave Anderson as Centre Co-ordinator.
Sarah grew up on her family farm in Shropshire, which is where her passion for agriculture began. After graduating from Lancaster University in 2016 with a BSc in Geography, she became a Farm Trader at COFCO International UK, whereby she procured grain from farmers to supply UK human consumption mills and animal feed homes. As well as this, she sold seed and fertiliser. Her interest in Agritech and desire to continue working within agriculture has led her to the role of Outreach Officer at Farm491, where she will primarily focus on the promotion of the Inspiring AgriTech Innovation Programme, as well as promoting all Farm491 activities.
Neave joins the Farm491 team as Centre Co-ordinator and is taking on most of the admin operations. She officially graduates from the RAU in July 2018, having completed her BSc degree in International Equine and Agricultural Business Management. Neave has a love of farming and a passion for seeing agricultural businesses succeed. She has strong customer service and organisation skills from her experience in the service industry, which will be vital in her role as Centre Co-ordinator, whereby she will be responsible for assisting Farm491 members in any requirements they have.