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Meet the team

In this article you'll find out about the people who have developed this course, their background and expertise.

Experts from each of the partner organisations have collaborated in the development of this course and have provided a range of educational and technical content.

Who will I learn from?

Meet the Educators who have contributed to the development of this course:

Alice Mauchline Senior Research Fellow at the University of Reading. Her areas of research interest are sustainable crop production including the use of innovative agri-tech and evaluation of agri-environmental schemes.
Katherine Clark Research Fellow, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading.
Dimitrios Paraforos Assistant Professor in the Institute of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Hohenheim. His research focuses on Precision Farming and Automation in Agriculture.
Thomas Engel Manager for the Technology Innovation Strategy at the John Deere European Technology Innovation Center in Germany. His research focus is on precision agriculture and sustainable food production.
Torben Ahrholz John Deere Lead Farms Product Engineer
Camilla Bizzarri Account manager at Agricolus and teacher with Agricolus Academy. Responsible for contact management and organising training courses as well as the partner network.
Stefan Józefowicz Chief Sustainability Officer at SatAgro.

As well as the Educators, you’ll also get the chance to meet several experts from the University of Reading:

David Rose, Elizabeth Creak Associate Professor of Agricultural Innovation and Extension.

Yiorgos Gadankis, experienced analyst, proficient in data management, analysis and interpretation.

Julian Park, Pro Vice Chancellor for Education and Student Experience and Professor in Agricultural Systems.

Alistair Murdoch, Professor in Agriculture

You’ll also hear directly from several farmers throughout the course. You’ll meet them and discover which technologies they use later this Week.

The first three weeks of this course will be facilitated by the Educators and three Mentors, who’ll be on hand to help support the discussions found at the end of most Steps and enhance your learning experience.

Juliette Schillings

Auvikki De Boon

Marouane Bar

To follow them so you can view their responses to other learners, you just need to view their profile and click the ‘Follow’ button. By following a profile, any comments made will appear in your activity feed, which you can filter by selecting ‘Following’. Please note, the team will do their best to answer as many questions as they can but they will not be able to respond to them all.

Now you’ve met the team and know what to expect from the course, we’d really like to meet you. What interests you most about innovations in arable farming?

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