Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager - National Specialist (Grass Forage & Soil)
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Katie’s passion for soil husbandry and grassland management has been fuelled not only by her studies but also her exposure to agriculture, having been born and raised on a progressive dairy farm in southwest Ireland.
In addition to her experience, she has a solid educational foundation, and has continued developing her knowledge by undertaking BASIS Soil and water, FACTs, Grassland modules at Aberystwyth University, and the AHDB Developing Grass Expertise programme.
While studying at Harper Adams University, she also completed a year-long placement study with Teagasc in Moorepark, Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre. It was during this time she developed a keen interest in quantitative and qualitative aspects of animal production systems.
After completing her degree, Katie worked as an agricultural consultant nationally in the UK for five years. She specialised in providing advice and practical solutions to the agricultural sector in multiple areas including nutrient management, soil husbandry and grassland management. Her role involved providing advice and guidance so farmers could gain a better understanding of the principles and practices underpinning the husbandry of grassland and forages, with emphasis on both producing and utilising grassland.
As a Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager with AHDB, Katie aspires to establish, maintain, and continually network to develop relationships with stakeholders of the agricultural and environmental industry to support and acquire additional resources and identify future research and development opportunities.
Katie aims to help levy payers develop a better understanding of farming practices such as grassland and soil management, linking nutritional requirements and pasture supply for grazing livestock, improving their efficiency whilst becoming more environmentally sustainable.
Other Articles from Katie Evans
- Ending the season on a high – October grass growth rates were higher than five-year average
- Grazing Season 2023 – Have you got the right tools for the job?
- Dealing with flooded pastures
- Reseeding after a dry summer
- Get going with grazing
- Try the spring rotation planner to maximise spring grass intakes
- Strategic use of spring fertiliser in grassland
- With soil temperatures on the rise, so is clover
- Utilisation is key to a successful grazing system
- Profiting through grass – low-value calves achieving high returns
- Silage – why it is important to analyse
- Grassland management if dry conditions continue
- Avoid applying inorganic nitrogen when water is the limiting factor
- The impact of overgrazing on forage production
- Have you completed your sward MOT?
- AHDB to support Innovative Farmers field lab and conduct bale grazing research
- Unlock your farm’s potential with the Recommended Grass and Clover Lists
- Farm trial: performance assessment of grazed GS4 mixes
- Where do herbal leys sit in a modern dairy system?
- Principles of autumn reseed
- Utilising deferred grazing to mitigate winter feed costs in livestock farming
- The importance of planning an autumn grazing rotation
- Use our feed budget planner to maximise livestock nutrition and profitability
- Benefits of on/off grazing cows in autumn
- Wet-weather grazing-management practices
- Enhancing nutrient use efficiency of organic manures
- Forage for Knowledge end of year review – 2023
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