People

Advisory Group

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CEO - Agreed Earth
Kelly is a biologist with a focus on soil science. Prior to setting up Agreed Earth in 2021 Kelly worked in market research within oncology
Lucy MacLennan
Chief Executive - The Organic Research Centre
Working to drive sustainable farming practices is part of my DNA and I thoroughly enjoy working with the Agricology team to help provide farmers with practical information on sustainable practices to implement on their farms
Tim Field

Environmental Surveyor, Agricology Advisory Group Member

A farming family and a rural upbringing encouraged my interest in land management, but my passion for nature and country sports led me to study environmental and behavioural biology.
Tom Matrin
Village Farm
Having spent 10 years working in the film industry, Tom returned home to the family farm, a predominantly arable holding in Cambridgeshire, focusing on cereals and oilseeds, as well as fattening sheep on grass.
Vicky Robinson
Director, Technical at Linking Environment And Farming
Since 2022 Vicky has been the Director, Technical at LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming), having spent the previous 22 years working for Natural England
Alastair Leake
Director of Policy & The Allerton Project at Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust
My passion for agriculture stems from my love of plants. This took me from my childhood vegetable patch on the outskirts of Glasgow to study Horticultural Science at the University of Reading.
Alice Midmer
Assistant Manager - The GWCT Allerton Project
Alice is the Assistant Manager at the Allerton Project and works across all streams including the farm, research, training and partnerships.

Agricology Team

Matt Smee
Farm Engagement Officer - The Organic Research Centre & Agricology
I have recently joined the team at the Organic Research Centre and Agricology as Farm Engagement Officer after a long stint working as an organic grower based in the northwest, where over the past 12 years I've been building and running market gardens
Janie
Content Editor, Agricology
I work for the Organic Research Centre (ORC) from my base in Lower Teesdale, Co. Durham. I co-ordinate, create and edit the content (ranging from the library of resources to videos, blogs, podcasts and farmer profiles), working closely with researchers, farmers and others from within the industry.
Phil Sumption

Research Communication Officer

I am a freelance writer, editor and communicator with 35 years experience of organic farming as a grower, researcher and adviser, primarily in the UK. I have a wealth of experience in the field of organic agriculture, horticulture and genetic resources.
Lucy MacLennan
Chief Executive - The Organic Research Centre
Working to drive sustainable farming practices is part of my DNA and I thoroughly enjoy working with the Agricology team to help provide farmers with practical information on sustainable practices to implement on their farms
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