Teresa Meadows

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Cereals and Oilseeds

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Email: Teresa.Meadows@ahdb.org.uk

Mobile: 07387 015465

Teresa is responsible for knowledge exchange activities in the cereals and oilseeds sector across East Anglia (Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire) working with farmers, agronomists and the wider industry.  Teresa is passionate about taking AHDB research back onto farm in order to improve farm business yields, performance, sustainability and profitability.

Teresa runs the Monitor Farm programme in the region (https://ahdb.org.uk/monitor-farms), facilitates the events, meetings and resources sharing for the Strategic Farm East (https://ahdb.org.uk/farm-excellence/strategic_cereal_farm_east) and works with eleven Arable Business Groups across the region with a focus on benchmarking using Farmbench (https://ahdb.org.uk/farmbench).   In addition, Teresa runs technical events and sessions on a number of topics including agronomy, tyre selection, personal development, irrigation, yield potential.  Collaboration is put at the forefront of activities and Teresa partners  with a number of organisations to effectively deliver events, research and knowledge, both in the region, nationally and with FAR, New Zealand. 

Teresa has a background in farm advice, the environment and water quality from her role with Natural England in the North East and North West, working with farmers to enter environmental stewardship agreements.  This was followed by six years as a Catchment Advisor in the Chelmer and Blackwater catchment for Essex & Suffolk Water, working with farmers to successfully improve water quality across these river catchments.

Teresa’s areas of interest includes effective facilitation to engender change, optimising agricultural systems and working with farmers on attention to detail in all aspects of their businesses to allow them to succeed, both now and into the future.

Teresa is currently studying a Nuffield Scholarship looking at behaviour change methods that would allow for the widespread adoption of IPM.  She is also an Oxford Farming Conference Emerging Leader and BASIS and FACTS trained.

Twitter: @CerealsEA

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