Emma is a Farm Carbon and Soils Advisor for the FCT. Having previously worked as an Agronomist and Crop Production Advisor based in Herefordshire, she provided technical advice across a diverse range of farming systems. This work highlighted to Emma that sustainability must drive farm management decisions to safeguard environmental assets and ensure the future stability of food production – in particular the importance of soil health.
Following a degree in Biological Sciences (BSc Hons) at The University of Reading, Emma achieved the BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (IPM), FACTS and BASIS Soil and Water qualifications. Alongside her role with the FCT, Emma is studying for a combined MSc from The University of Edinburgh and SRUC in Soils and Sustainability; enabling further exploration of agricultural management strategies to benefit soil quality, biodiversity and the capacity for carbon sequestration.