Mr Francis Dunne
Seeds and Agronomy
Francis is the director of grass and forage seed business Field Options who supply seed, technical support and associated agronomy direct to farmers throughout the UK. Currently involved in trialling grass mixtures, fodder beet, forage crops, maize and wholecrop.
Originally studied at Welsh Agricultural College (HND) and University of Westminster University Business School (DMS), Current member of the council of the British Grassland Society also Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.  Following three years of practical farming  in UK, Australia and New Zealand joined Sinclair McGill Seeds (Later ICI Seeds) in a technical sales role in 1984. In 1988 Appointed as Grass and Forage specialist for England & Wales. Involved with ICI research farms on grass and clover testing including a 3 year project on clover mixture development at IBERS Aberystwyth. Joined Oliver Seeds in 1992 responsible for product development, technical support and marketing. Set up Field Options in 2004. Based in Presteigne, the business is now a subsidiary of the ProCam agronomy group.