Antonia Walker

Senior Knowledge Transfer Manager - Potatoes



Email: antonia.walker@ahdb.org.uk

Mobile: 07775 884831


Antonia comes from an arable background with all members of the family working in various agricultural sectors.    Having grown up  on the family  farm in  South Yorkshire, Antonia is now based in North Nottinghamshire and continues to maintain  close links with many growers from the agricultural and horticultural  sectors within the area.  She has a strong  agronomic background with  wealth of experience gained  as a BASIS trained  agronomist working with  distributors and also as an independent advisor.


She comes to the AHDB from Fera Science where she spent over two years with the Plant Clinic supporting growers across all sectors during challenging situations.  With a clear understanding of plant health and grower challenges;  Antonia supported growers by   adding value to Plant Clinic services by linking research into in-field situations to provide testing and  bespoke projects to growers.



Antonia initially studied at Bishop Burton College then moved onto to do a foundation degree in  Agriculture and Crop Science at Riseholme College.  This was  followed by a gap year where she trained with independent agronomists across the North Yorkshire region.   She then went on to gain a BSc (Hons) in Agriculture and Environmental Land Management at Askham Bryan College, York.  During this period she forged links and gained experience in precision  agriculture and was also a successful  applicant into the John Deere Journalism Scheme which culminated in a  work experience placement  at the Farmers Weekly.



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