Fiona Hunt

Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

Fiona Hunt studied Outdoor Pursuits at Coleg Gwent, largely because of her love of sport and the outdoors. But it’s her experience growing up on the family farm in Monmouthshire that influenced her towards her current career in agriculture.  

When her family first put up a small laying hen unit, Fiona spent every spare weekend and school holiday picking eggs so she could buy a trampoline. Her enjoyment of both sport and farming have not diminished and when she’s not involved in her current role as a poultry performance specialist with a major agricultural supplies company, she can usually be found either helping out at the family farm, mountain biking or indulging in another passion, horseback archery.

After leaving Coleg Gwent, Fiona attended Scotland’s SRUC where she studied poultry performance. She also obtained SQP status (Suitably Qualified Person) from AMTRA (Animal Medicines Training and Regulatory Authority). 

Before making the transition to her current role, Fiona worked on the family organic farm, managing the laying hens and working with dairy and beef animals. 

Fiona believes that being part of the Agri Academy Business & Innovation Programme is a fantastic opportunity for young entrants, their career progression and personal development. 

“My long-term aim is to contribute to making our agriculture industry one of the best in the world, to grow my skills and, in turn, provide better services to my customers.

“I also want to learn about new technologies that could push our farm to be as efficient and environmentally friendly as possible.”