Published on 26th January 2020
Independent consultant and journalist Jeremy Gibbs has joined the Guild.
Jeremy writes on a range of topics relating to machinery and arable farming while also developing a channel for ex-forces men and women to get into the agriculture industry.
“After spending many years growing up on family friends’ farms and realising this industry was certainly for me I chose to study at Sparsholt college and then Harper Adams,” Jeremy said.
“I particularly enjoyed the machinery side of the industry and this led me to work for John Deere in the UK and Germany.
This gave me exposure to many cultures and areas of farming across Europe and around the world. After working in training and marketing for almost 10 years I chose to return to the UK so I could work on farms again and develop my own business interests.”
Since returning Jeremy has worked in agriculture and biogas focusing on machinery and precision farming predominantly but has now opened the door into journalism.
“Leveraging my marketing and training background I really enjoy the opportunity to share information, opinions and developments from the industry.
“While working in Germany I spent time with many contractors and large-scale farmers who always provided in depth discussions around machine performance and costings and had a lot of great opinions around the industry. This helps me produce in-depth articles and passionately search for more information or structure in an easy to read and digestible format.”
Jeremy balances his journalism with developing a structure offering ex-forces men and women a route into the agricultural industry.
“Partially acting as recruitment support for employers, I also offer candidates exposure to training opportunities helping them gain experience before entering the workplace full time.
“A large part of this is providing support for both the employer and employee as the job progresses to ensure both sides are benefiting from this new venture.
“As the industry continues to evolve and change I am passionate about sharing this with a wider audience and enjoy discussions around all aspects of farming.”