Ed Dale

Ed Dale

Red Tractor Representative | NFU Sugar Board

Ed represents NFU Sugar on the Red Tractor Combinable Crops and Sugar Beet Board.

Ed grew up on a mixed farm in North Yorkshire which used to supply beet into York prior to its closure. He studied Agriculture with Mechanisation at Harper Adams and graduated in 2012.

As a SIP Alumni and Farm Manager at Stetchworth Estate Farms, he brings an exciting combination of knowledge and experience to the board.

Following a short spell travelling in New Zealand and Australia, he joined the Co-operative Farms as a trainee farm manager.

Ed progressed to assistant farm manger during his time with the Co-op/ Farmcare before joining Velcourt in 2015 as a farm manager.

After 3 years with Velcourt, he joined Stetchworth Estate Farms as farm manager. Stetchworth is a diverse rural estate with farming and a significant property portfolio being the two main enterprises.

The rotation is made up of cereals, oilseeds, pulses and sugar beet with the beet area accounting for between 150 – 200ha each year. There are also large arable mid-tier and woodland higher-tier schemes in place on the estate.