Guild member Charlotte Cunningham has joined the editorial team at Crop Production Magazine as a technical writer focusing mainly on the latest news and technical developments in arable machinery.
She will lead on machinery editorial, while working alongside editor Tom Allen-Stevens and technical editor Lucy de la Pasture on initiatives such as Innovation Insight, Tech Talk, Research Briefing, Digital Direction and Machinery Masterclass.
Charlotte will also continue in her role as digital news editor for the CPM website – and continue to help deliver CPM’s sponsored editorial, writing and co-ordinating survey features.
CPM editor Tom Allen-Stevens said: “Charlotte is one of the most talented writers in agricultural journalism and I’m delighted that she has accepted the role with CPM.
“Our editorial integrity is second to none, and Charlotte will not only help us ensure this remains our key strength but will put a fresh perspective on the machinery pages and help us explore new ideas.”
Based in Warwickshire, Charlotte has been working as an agricultural journalist with Devon-based Agri Hub for almost three years, following the completion of a degree in Agricultural Business Management.
During her studies, she was named the Future Farming Academy Student of the Year and spent time honing in on her ‘in-the-field’ skills with a number of farm businesses across south-west England.
Since starting her career in the industry, Charlotte has won a number of awards through the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists – including the John Deere Training Award and the Red Tractor Public Engagement award.
Charlotte said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining the team that delivers one of the most widely-respected publications in the industry.”
She added: “I’m looking forward to being at the forefront of the latest developments and innovation, and delivering that knowledge to our forward-thinking readers to arm them with the knowledge they need to ensure their businesses are fit for the future.
“At a time where the sector is facing a lot of media scrutiny, I’m determined to shine a light on just how efficient, productive and essential British farming and food production really is.”
CPM publisher Angus McKirdy said: “Charlotte is already well-respected within the arable supply and machinery sectors through articles she’s written for CPM and other ag-publications.
“She is highly ambitious and enthusiastic, and will be a great asset to the editorial team – in part, as CPM’s digital news editor.”