Fieldwise ViewPoint - Richard Johnson

Farm Profits in Focus

2018 is a milestone year for Hutchinsons, marking eight decades of service to UK agriculture.

In that time financial security has been a constant watchword for our business, so that we can invest in the best people, services and technology; hence our customers can in turn realise the full potential of their businesses.

It is an approach with added relevance as the whole industry faces uncertainty – not just in terms of Brexit, but also market volatility, global food demand, regulatory pressures and the drive for ever greater sustainability.

The need for ‘relentless benchmarking’ was stressed by Allan Wilkinson, HSBC Head of AgriFoods, at our Winter Technical Conference. And Sebastian Graff-Baker of Andersons went further, stressing that: “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” Assessing the productivity of every part of every field is crucial. If it isn’t profitable, what can be done to make it so?

As a family-owned business, Hutchinsons’ prudent management philosophy means we are well positioned to invest strongly in the best people, delivering cutting edge advice, great services and all the latest technology to drive farm businesses forward. Using tools like Omnia Precision our agronomists are powering ahead with site-specific farming, boosting input efficiency, slashing environmental impacts and, crucially, ensuring greater farm profits.

We are pleased to celebrate 80 years of business success. But our focus is very much on the future. We look forward to working with you to make it a financially successful one.

Richard Johnson (Finance Director)

>>David Hutchinson (Chairman) ViewPoint - 80 Years Serving Farmers

>>Andrew McShane (Managing Director) Viewpoint - What is the Future of Farming?

>>Stuart Hill (Head of Technology & Innovation) ViewPoint - Embracing Change

>>Mike Hutchinson (Horticultural Director) ViewPoint - Health & Harmony (a sustainable future)

>>Dick Neale (Technical Manager) ViewPoint - Long Term Thinking

>>Nick Rainsley (Head of Marketing) ViewPoint - Sustainable Food & Farming

>>David Bouch (Seeds Manager) ViewPoint - Evolving Crop Genetics

>>Paul Hobson (Training Manager) ViewPoint - Investment in Training

>>Matt Ward (Services Leader) ViewPoint - Precision Agronomy – The Future