Agrovista is supporting the next generation of agronomists by welcoming a new trainee to the company’s Shrewsbury team.
Having graduated with a first class honours degree in geography, Alice Bourne was awarded a scholarship to complete a master’s degree in sustainable crop production at Warwick University.
Originally from Pocklington in Yorkshire, the 22-year-old spent three summers working as a field trials assistant for Eurofins and more recently, has worked at a dairy and poultry farm in Warwickshire.
Alice joins Agrovista’s Shrewsbury team and will be starting her BASIS training.
She said: “I found that the land management and soils elements of my geography degree really appealed to me, and so chose to research nitrate leaching for my undergraduate dissertation project.
“I undertook work experience with Peter Dews from Agrovista which I really enjoyed, and it was thanks to their support that I was able to source a suitable trials site for my master’s research project. It all fell into place and Agrovista made a lasting impression.
“I’m really looking forward to learning more about the precision side of farming which has become a key interest of mine, as well as building confidence in my own abilities.”