Rob Ayres

Rob is a Seed Specialist with a diverse background and a comprehensive education in farming. A native northerner with an unparalleled passion for Cornish agriculture.

Rob's Bio

Farming played a huge part in Rob’s formative years. Originally from Stoke on Trent, his career in agriculture started early on his school’s farm. He showed Gloucester Old Spot pigs on their behalf at both the Royal and Three Counties shows before his rebellious streak took him on a two-decade sabbatical from farming. After 15 years in finance and a brief sojourn in the car industry, Rob returned to agriculture via university.

As a graduate, Rob worked as a trial’s agronomist covering many of the UK’s major crop areas. “I gained a lot of experience with diseases and herbicide trials at the start of my career, which is very useful now within my role at Nickerson”.

Firsthand knowledge of managing a variety of crops end to end means Rob is ideally placed to offer his customers advice on the genetics that best suit their system. He is also a useful person to have on the end of the phone when conditions necessitate a quick change of plan. 

A great character, Rob says he enjoys nothing more than a chat over the farm gate, “setting the world to rights and offering up some advice and encouragement to local farmers”.

Rob is proud to sell LG seed. Having access to the advanced networks and genetics of such a wide-ranging business proved an attractive prospect. A complete contrast for someone used to a start-up culture, where gaining momentum is often a struggle. “The breadth of knowledge within the company is amazing, and you learn something new every day”.

Living in the Southwest, of course Rob is a surfer and when he isn’t walking crops he can probably be found making the most of Cornwall’s world class surf breaks.

If he wasn’t selling seed for a living, Rob muses he may have followed in the footsteps of his parents and become a hotelier, but in reality, there’s nowhere he’d rather be than on the farm. 

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