We are thrilled to welcome our most recent Agri-EPI Centre recruit, Charlie Bowyer, to the team as our new Business Development Manager for Livestock and Agriculture.
Coming from a family mixed sheep and beef farm in South Wales, Charlie graduated from Harper Adams University with a degree in Agriculture in 2015. He then entered the biogas sector, where he worked until 2020 whilst remaining involved with the farm at home. More recently, Charlie worked in forage seed sales, before joining us here at Agri-EPI last month.
As our BD Manager for Livestock and Aquaculture, Charlie will be facilitating and supporting research & development projects within the application of precision agriculture for these sectors, such as trialling new and innovative slurry handling methods, precision monitoring fish growth, or validating new remote cattle health monitoring.
Charlie is excited to be exposed to new, cutting-edge innovations through Agri-EPI and to get involved with the wide range of companies, farmers and projects that we work with. He believes the application and gathering of data will make a huge impact on the future of agri-tech to refine processes and come up with the next generation of innovations.
“Agriculture has always been in a state of change, but current environmental, financial and consumer drivers are forcing change faster than ever before. If we are to meet the grand challenges of reducing emissions and pollution, increasing production and improving animal welfare and food quality, precision and innovation will be cornerstones of the future of agriculture and aquaculture. I am excited to be part of making this happen!” — Charlie Bowyer, Business Development Manager for Livestock and Aquaculture at Agri-EPI Centre