BGS welcomes new project manager

BGS welcomes new project manager

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Many of you will be aware that Technical Project Manager Rachel Greenow will be starting maternity leave from 1st December, with her first baby due just before Christmas. BGS has recruited Louise Davison as maternity cover for the next 12 months, with Rachel expected to return to work next Summer.

Here we find out a bit more about Louise, who you will all be familiar with over the coming months....

I’m Louise Davison, originally from the Waikato in New Zealand (a large dairy area). I’ll be covering Rachel’s position as technical project manager while she is away on maternity leave over the next year.

I’ve been out on farm and milking cows since I could walk, and I am very passionate about all things pasture and dairy. I studied for my BSc in Biological sciences at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. The university is very focused on innovative agriculture and my degree focused on a variety of plant, animal, and agricultural disciplines giving me a broad knowledge of how they can all work together in a farm system.

I arrived in the UK in June to a very wet summer for my big OE. I soon learnt a new definition of summer and invested very quickly in a new rain coat. But I am told that it wasn’t normal so I have big hopes for a lovely warm summer in a few months time.

During my time at BGS I am looking forward to seeing the fantastic farms during our spring farm walks, over the summer with the grassland management competition, and during the BGS Summer Meeting in Cumbria. I’m also looking forward to meeting you all during the demonstration days and events that will be held over the next 12 months.

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