Join the crops board

With improving food, fibre, fuel and feed production squarely on the global agenda, now is an exciting time to be involved in arable production.

Round bale at sunsetIn order to extend its current complement of expertise, the combinable crops board is seeking to appoint four board members to join from March 2014 to sit with the existing eight elected regional delegates and the chairman.

Appointed members will have the commitment, drive and enthusiasm to make a tangible contribution to the future of arable farming.

Applicants should be active combinable crop producers with a good understanding of the sector and strong communication skills.

Specifically appointees are sought with any or a combination of the following skills and interests: developing the arable sector for the next generation; business structures and collaboration; knowledge exchange, developing science into technology for production; precision farming and use of data; premium crop production;


Interested members should contact Guy Gagen, chief arable adviser, c/o TmFuY3kuRnVsbGVyQG5mdS5vcmcudWs= with an up to date CV setting out their skills and interests and what you think you will bring to the board.

Candidates interested in being appointed to the combinable crops board should clearly mark their application, ‘crops’.

crop protection and plant health; seed production; transport and inputs and farmer controlled businesses.

What you need to know


Successful candidates are appointed for 2 years and will be expected to attend six meetings a year typically at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire. Attendance at other supply chain, government or NFU meetings as a representative of the board from time to time will be required. In return you will receive an honorarium, paid monthly and reimbursement of reasonable expenses. The closing date for all applications is the 7th February 2014 and candidates may be invited to an interview with the selection panel.






Last edited on: 09:01:2014

Share this story:

NFU members: Have your say

Want to share your views? You must be logged in to comment – please login here. Not a member? Join us here.

© 2019 - NFU Online