Crop Inputs Team Members

Liz Osborne

Crop Inputs Coordinator

Charlotte Gould

Crop Inputs Specialist

Annalise Shackcloth

Crop Production Specialist

Despite not coming from an agricultural background, it has always been a keen interest of mine, and I have thoroughly enjoyed learning new topics and helping our members.

I joined AF in November 2021 having graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Animal Science & Welfare. In my time here I have already learned so much about the products I procure for Members.  I joined AF at a challenging time for farmers.

I am passionate about learning and will work towards completing my foundation BASIS and a qualification in the safe use of rodenticides in the future.

Josh Joachim

Fertiliser Procurement Manager

I aim to make sure our Members receive the best service and advice when purchasing their soil and crop nutrition requirements.

I believe in getting the most out of our inputs and am always looking for ways to enhance the efficiency of the fertilisers our Members purchase.


I am FACTS and BASIS Soil & Water qualified. In April 2022 I joined AF from the merchant trade where I worked in a similar role focussing on soil and crop nutrition. I graduated from Harper Adams with a BSc (Hons) Agri-Business in 2019 and worked in the grain industry before specialising in fertiliser.

In the volatile world we are currently operating in it’s vital that our Members get the most for their money. My job is to source the best deal at the right price and at the right time for our Members. I enjoy working with suppliers looking at new products and matching our Members needs with suppliers’ offerings.


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Paige Hastings

Seed Procurement Manager

I enjoy being a point of contact to help our Members face their agronomic challenges and choose their inputs.

I joined AF over 2 years ago, coming from completing a BSc (Hons) in Equitation and Coaching in 2018. I have since gained my Foundation BASIS in Agronomy, which has given me the key understandings of agronomy and the inputs involved. Living on a working farm I understand the pressure and constraints that growers are up against and enjoy being a point of contact to help our Members face these challenges.

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Aleksija Curcic

Crop Inputs Technical Specialist

I keep our Members, and agronomists who advise them, up to speed with the changes in crop production products and systems.

I graduated from Newcastle University with a degree in Agriculture with Hons in Agronomy in 2017, and then completed the MDS graduate scheme, giving me experience in a range of crop production systems. I have since completed my BASIS qualification in Crop Protection. My role includes providing our agronomists and Members with the latest technical updates, ensuring Members are aware of the current products and upcoming revocations, as well as the latest developments in crop technology and innovation, including environmental, legislation and digital advancements.

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Rebecca Archer

Crop Inputs Specialist

I have made every effort to keep learning and gaining qualifications relevant for the procurement process and team at AF.

I joined the Crop Production team in September 2018, with this being my first full time job since leaving college, where I was studying for my A levels. During my time at AF, I have obtained my foundation BASIS, safe use of rodenticides and gained a wealth of knowledge in the crop protection sector. I am from a local farming family and have a keen interest in agriculture.

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Crop Inputs Team

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