Get to know your local RAM

Get to Know your Local ADAMA Representative

Meeting your local needs, ADAMA have a team of Regional Agronomy Managers who are always happy to hear from you!

William Nicholls - Regional Lead

Growing up on the family farm in Shropshire, I’ve always had a passion for agriculture. In 2006, I started my studies for a degree in Agriculture Land and Farm Management at Harper Adams. This included a placement year as a trialist for a leading chemical manufacturer which was the start of my technical focus within the industry. After graduating in 2010, I joined a global CRO and was based in the North West of England. This involved trial management across a broad range of crops including cereals, potatoes and vegetables. This gave me the background understanding to complete my BASIS certificate in both Arable and Field Vegetable disciplines.

In 2016, I joined ADAMA as the technical support co-ordinator before becoming a Regional Agronomy Manager a year later. In early 2021 I became the Regional Agronomy Manager Lead, supporting the wider RAM team in addition to providing technical support for agronomy teams and growers for the West Midlands, East Midlands, North West England and Ireland. Located at the family farm in Shropshire, I’m ideally placed to offer technical support should you need me!

Email: william.nicholls@adama.com

William Nichols

Holly Pratt - East

 Joined the ADAMA team in May 2021, as a Regional Agronomy Manager in the East. I have lived in Suffolk since 2016, after relocating from East Yorkshire. I’ve worked in the agricultural industry since graduating from Bangor University in 2014. Suffolk is a central point within my region. I travel up to Norfolk and down into Kent and East Sussex, and across into Essex, Beds, Bucks, Cambs and Herts.

Previously I work for a global agricultural trials company at their SE office, and feel that this has allowed me to develop strong relationships with growers and agronomists in the area over this time. I have always been impressed with the quality of ADAMA’s products and I enjoy keeping everyone updated on the portfolio.

During my spare time I can often be found out on my bike or exploring the footpaths of my new home county.

Email: holly.pratt@adama.com

Holly Pratt

Jonny Oosthuizen - South

I started my agricultural career at the age of 13 working part-time on local farms during the school holidays. This led to a desire to study a degree in agriculture at the Royal Agricultural University with my dissertation focusing on the future of the UK agronomy role. After graduating in 2012 I secured a job as a trainee agronomist with an input distribution and grain merchant business on the south coast. This experience gave me a broad understanding of all aspects of arable farming and after passing FACTS and BASIS, I took on the role of Agronomist working across Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset. It was during the next 5-6 years that I enhanced my agronomy knowledge whilst simultaneously building robust relationships with farmers and growers in my region.

I joined ADAMA in July 2021 as the Regional Agronomy Manager for the South/West region. I aim to leverage my previous experience and offer a simple and effective approach to technical support for growers and advisers in my region and I’m always keen to listen and learn from their experiences on farm.

Email: jonny.oosthuizen@adama.com

Jonny Oosthuizen

Jodie Littleford - North East

As a new entrant to agriculture, I first developed a love for plant sciences while studying Biology at Cardiff University, where I subsequently completed a placement year conducting agricultural trials for a global CRO. After securing a graduate scheme with the same company, covering the North West region, I really honed my knowledge and technical focus of weeds, pests and diseases while broadening my crop expertise across cereals, potatoes and vegetables. In 2019 I joined an agronomy and crop production business as the Trials Officer, managing the UK wide research and trials programme aimed at answering key questions to the challenges we currently face in agriculture. After passing BASIS and winning the Barrie Orme Shield award, I took on an Agronomist role in East Yorkshire.

I joined ADAMA in October 2021 as the Regional Agronomy Manager for the North East, where I aim to use my experiences to provide quality technical support to growers and agronomists in my region, backed by Adama’s growing portfolio.

Email: jodie.littleford@adama.com

Jodie Littleford