Ravensdown has appointed Will Waddell as its new National
Agronomy Manager. Will’s responsibility will be enhancing
the co-operative’s service in seeds, agrichemicals and
agronomic advice.

The new role leads a nationwide team
of nine specialist agronomists supported by a product
management team of four and benefits from Ravensdown’s
partnership with Cropmark Seeds.

“I look forward to
supporting and leading our talented team of agronomists to
bring practical and innovative farm systems solutions to our
shareholders as we respond to environmental and social
needs,” says Waddell.

General Manager Customer
Relationships Bryan Inch congratulated Will Waddell on his
appointment to the newly created position.

“Will has
already had an impressive career providing farmers with the
best science and advice.

“Most recently he has
excelled as Ravensdown’s Technical Agronomy Manager for
the Central South Island, where he was responsible for
constructive collaboration with a team of agri
managers.”

Will holds a Bachelor of Commerce in
Agriculture (Farm Management) from Lincoln University and
has worked in agronomy specialising in farm systems
integration since 2014.

Bryan says the appointment
underlines the importance of agronomy to Ravensdown’s
farmer-shareholders.

“Agronomic guidance has never
been more important to our farmer-shareholders. They want
the best science-led advice on plant genetics, yield and
soil productivity as agriculture looks to face some of the
biggest environmental and societal challenges. We provide
this through honing our expertise, the complementary use of
nutrients and our partnership with Cropmark Seeds to access
the best plant genetics. This appointment will pave the way
for greater growth for Ravensdown as we continue to enable
smarter farming for a better New
Zealand.”

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