Adama Agricultural Solutions UK has appointed Dan Macdonald as a new account manager within its commercial team.
Mr Macdonald’s agricultural career began in 2001 when he started work on an arable farm in Suffolk. During his time in a hands-on farming capacity, he developed a keen interest in the agronomics of growing combinable and non-combinable crops which subsequently led to him stepping away from a grass-roots farming role to work in a logistics and planning capacity for Frontier Agriculture in Diss, Norfolk.
From there he moved to Fram Farmers in Suffolk, where he was initially appointed as a seed buyer before transferring to the company’s chemicals department as a crop protection inputs buyer.
Mr Macdonald subsequently took on a marketing support and product development position at Rotam, working across Europe and the Nordic countries. He then joined Nufarm UK as an agronomy manager in the East of England, before taking on commercial account responsibilities and becoming involved in, and chairing, the easyconnect cross-industry closed-transfer system.
As an account manager within Adama’s commercial team, he will be responsible for developing and delivering the company’s commercial strategy by working closely with key buyers and commercial managers within the UK arable sector.
“I’m delighted to start a new chapter in my career with Adama,” Mr Macdonald said. “The arable farming sector is going through a period of some uncertainty as a result of ongoing supply chain challenges, transport shortages and price fluctuations, so I look forward to working closely with our customers to ensure crop protection products are supplied in line with demand.”