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Meet the Team

Name Title Description Contact details
John Ibbett Bedfordia Farms Chariman A graduate in Agricultural Marketing and Business Administration from Harper Adams Agricultural College, John represents the third generation of the Ibbett families ownership and management of the Bedfordia Group.

Ian Smith Managing Director A farming background on the family farm in East Yorkshire led to a degree in Agriculture at Newcastle University. Over the last 20 years Ian has worked for a range of large farming businesses with diverse interests such as dairy, pigs, potatoes and sugar beet, before joining Bedfordia Farms as Managing Director in 2006

Ian.smith@bedfordia.co.uk
01234 828061
07810 435887
Ian Rudge Arable and Operations Manager Having gained an HND in Agriculture at Writtle and a Diploma in Advanced Farm Management from Cirencester Ian joined Bedfordia Farms in 1994.

Ian.rudge@bedfordia.co.uk
01234 828062
Christian Andersen Pig Production Manager Growing up in Denmark followed by an education at Riber Kjaergaard Agriculural College (Denmark) Christian's career in farming commenced on Dairy farms in both Denmark and Norway. This led to working on one of Denmarks top pig breeding farms.

Christian.andersen@bedfordia.co.uk
01234 828064
Ben Murphy Grainstore Manager Ben's career at Bedfordia Farms commenced aged 16 during school holidays assisting on both the Dairy and Arable units. This was followed by an Agricultural Engineering degree at Harper Adams followed by time spent working internationally. Ben returned to Bedfordia Farms in 2007 as the Grainstore Supervisor.

Ben.murphy@bedfordia.co.uk
01234 828070
Sarah Hall Grain & Weighbridge Team Leader Sarah joined Bedfordia Farms in 2011 having worked in a range of industries. As well as working in the grain laboratory testing the grain and looking after the weighbridge Sarah organises all estate access passes.

Sarah.hall@bedfordia.co.uk
01234 828065