OPERATIONS

STEPHEN GOWARD

Head of Farms and Estates

Operations

BIOGRAPHY

Stephen has worked in the agricultural industry since graduation, specialising in field experiments for the past 22 years. He is particularly interested in the mechanisation of field experiments and has encouraged the use of automated systems at Rothamsted Research. Stephen is also interested in plant and soil health and in the interaction between the two. Stephen has extensive managerial experience. He has managed small teams in the areas of field trials, commercial agriculture, site/facilities management and gardens/estates. He has been a long-standing member of the BASIS Professional Register, since qualifying in 1998, and is involved with agronomy recommendations on farm. He has worked with sensitive and restricted crops, dealing with all the legal and operational issues involved. Stephen oversees farm budgets and control of expenditure and income. He has in-depth knowledge of area payments systems, both past and present, as well as other regulatory commitments. He has always had involvement with the annual Cereals Show and is instrumental in the plot design and management during all stages of this important event. Another important area of work is the planning, scheduling and procurement of experimental and agricultural machinery for the farms.

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL:
stephen.goward@rothamsted.ac.uk

    TEL:

    +44 (0) 1582 938 541

      ADDRESS:

      Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ

        QUALIFICATIONS

        • 2007 - Nebosh Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety
        • 1998 - BASIS Certificate of Competence
        • 1995 - Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Writtle Agricultural College, University of Essex, Chelmsford, Essex
        • 1990 - Higher National Diploma in Agriculture, Shuttleworth Agricultural College, Bedford, Bedfordshire

        MEASURES OF ESTEEM

        • 2015 - Invited speaker at Haldrup Open Days 2015, Ilshofen, Germany
        • Committee member - Farm and Field Experiments Committee (FFEC), Health, Safety and Environment Committee (HSEC), Genetic Manipulation Safety Committee (GMSC)