Andrew Gilchrist

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Managing Director

Mobile: 07801 194651

Andrew was brought up on a dairy / sheep farm in the Borders. He completed a degree in Science with Industrial Studies at Napier College, Edinburgh in 1985. During his studies he did work placements with both SAC and BASF trials teams in Scotland, and worked briefly with BASF as a trials officer once he graduated.

Scottish Agronomy was founded in the summer of 1985 by Huw Phillips and Andrew accepted the challenge of running the fledgling trials programme. Andrew succeeded Huw as Managing Director upon his retirement and the Cooperative has now expanded to become the largest independent, trials based agronomy organisation in Scotland, serving 200 + farmers and covering over 50,000 ha of combinable crops and potatoes. The trials programme is one of the largest in the UK, currently extending to over 20,000 trial plots.

Andrew is a member of the AHDB Barley and Oats Committee and sits on the Scottish Variety Consultative Committees for oilseeds and cereals.