Ed DaleNFU Sugar 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.