We are a group of experienced journalists and PR consultants, specialising in agriculture and the rural sector. Subjects covered range from technical livestock articles to detailed arable or horticultural features. We also have expertise in farm machinery and equipment, consumer-facing articles and business topics. We are all members of the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists (BGAJ), which provides opportunities for professional development through training, networking events and awards. Whatever your media needs, we can fulfill them.

Agri-hub Team

oliviaOlivia Cooper – Founder of Agri-hub. Olivia is an award-winning journalist and PR consultant, specialising in rural and agricultural business promotion. She is a regular contributor to Farmers Weekly, Farmers Guardian, and other specialist publications. She is deputy chair of the BGAJ and is a member of the CIPR. Contact: [email protected] or 01392 840009

Mel Jenkins – Mel works alongside Olivia at the Cooper family’s home office in Devon. A farmer’s daughter from Wales with a degree in English Literature, she won the John Deere / BGAJ training award in 2015 and is now a regular contributor to farming publications – handling both straight commissions and PR work. Contact: [email protected] or 07771 347447

Ruth Wills – Ruth joined the team in May 2018. Coming from a sheep farm in Cornwall with a degree in Rural Business Management she works from home (skives off!) for two days a week. She regularly contributes to a wide range of publications and was runner up in the John Deere / BGAJ training award in 2018. Contact: [email protected] or 07772 889080.

Natalie Noble – Natalie is our latest recruit, having had previous careers as a veterinary nurse and in animal nutrition. She studied at Bicton College of Agriculture and is passionate about travel and walking the South West coast path with her four-legged friend Oatis. Contact: [email protected] or 07776 234994.

Pippin – The Cooper family’s whippet. Loves chasing squirrels, hates catching them. Prefers snoozing for 20 hours a day.

Heather – Pip’s young friend, who’s full of mischief. Most photos of her consist of chewed up toys or tissues strewn across the office floor.

Freelance Team

Rachel Lovell – Rachel is former editor of Somerset Life rachel lovelland a BBC producer. She specialises in PR, as well as producing professional films and promotional videos.

Emily Padfield1Emily Padfield – Emily specialises in writing about and testing farm machinery as well as arable and general farming topics. Former deputy machinery editor at Farmers Weekly and deputy editor for NFU farming publications. Her PR experience includes coordinating European press and public relations for AGCO.

nick fone1Nick Fone – Nick is an independent writer specialising in producing articles, photos and videos on farm machinery, renewable energy and agricultural business management for a range of magazines and websites.