Head of Dairy Development
Nic Parsons, Head of Dairy Development for AHDB. Leading the further development of the Strategic Dairy Farms initiative, taking forwards the group of farmers sharing their knowledge and experience. Enabling a network of farms across England, Scotland and Wales to facilitate farmer to farmer learning and the sharing of best practice. The farmers open their businesses up to the scrutiny of their peers and help to drive a mentality of benchmarking and developing the productivity of UK dairy.
Nic had been until mid-2019 Agriculture Manager for Tesco Plc. Working in the Tesco Dairy team since 2014 supporting the commercial Dairy team with the Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group (TSDG). Nic had overseen the significant changes to the TSDG including the review of the Tesco Livestock Code of Practice, introduction of additional farms and the Balanced Scorecard (QVIS).
Prior to joining Tesco, Nic worked in Arla Foods UK in the farm liaison department supporting farmers in the South East through the development of Arla, the merger with Express Dairies and subsequently move into the full Arla Amba Co-operative. Latterly joining the Agriculture Manager team supporting retailer Morrisons and restaurant customers McDonald’s and Starbucks.
Before joining MD Foods prior to the Arla merger, Nic worked in Dalgety Agriculture as a ruminant feed specialist in the South East having built up experience in his early career on two dairy farms following time at Agricultural College in Norfolk.
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