Jonathan Payne is a Seed Specialist who’s proud to extend his role way beyond seed. His wide-ranging knowledge and passion for agriculture covers all aspects of the job. BASIS trained with an education courtesy of Harper Adams he speaks the same language as his customers and will always advocate on their behalf. Jonathan joined us from a role as a farm manager. Working predominately in combinable cropping for a large family-owned farming business, his experience managing across 18 articulated lorries, a grain testing laboratory, and a 160,000 tonne grain storage unit – as well as the 9500 acres of farmland – means that he brings insider knowledge and insight as well as a host of first-hand, practical experience to the table.
The switch from customer to seed specialist has been wholly positive for both Jonathan and his customers. Though it has forced him to shift perspective slightly, and reframe his view on grass. Something he always saw as a weed, is now a crucial and rewarding part of his offering.