New machine demonstrator at Opico

Opico has appointed Tom Brookes as demonstrator, primarily for SKY drills, HE-VA cultivation equipment and OPICO inter-row cultivators.  Tom will also take responsibility for co-ordinating shows for OPICO, HE-VA, Sky, Strautmann, and Maschio Gaspardo brands.

Tom comes from an arable farming background and graduated from Harper Adams in 2014.  Over the past six years he has worked on a number of large arable farms, most recently as Assistant Farms Manager in Lincolnshire, where he was also responsible for the agronomy of 520 acres.  Prior to this he spent 2 years travelling and farming in Western Australia.

Commenting, James Woolway, Opico managing director said, ‘Initially Tom will focus on Sky drill demonstrations this autumn. He brings with him a wealth of arable knowledge and we are delighted to have him on board.’

On his new appointment BASIS qualified Tom said, ‘Joining Opico is a new and exciting challenge for me. It allows me to link my agronomy knowledge to the machinery being used and, importantly, puts me on the front-line of the latest machinery developments in action.’

Tom will be based from home near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire and his contact details are:

Email: tom.brookes@opico.co.uk  mobile: 07508 875189.

 

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John Swire - Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.