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European Agricultural Engineers Appoint New Secretary General

The European Society of Agricultural Engineers (EurAgEng) has appointed Andy Newbold as Secretary General to lead the society's development as an international community of professional engineers. 

Effective from January 2024, Andy’s role will involve helping shape the future of agricultural engineering in Europe. He will encourage cooperation and collaboration between professional agricultural engineers at all levels across the region, academia, industry and national member organisations. 

Andy joins EurAgEng as an Honorary Fellow of the UK’s Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE), a Chartered Engineer and with a career in agricultural machinery compliance, technical event organisation and publishing. 

EurAgEng’s President Professor Dr Barbara Sturm said on his appointment “This role is vital for the future development of the Society and both the Executive Board and the Council are very excited about Andy’s appointment. His mix of practical agricultural engineering, coupled with event organisation at the highest level, and track record with technical publishing gives EurAgEng a real opportunity to raise its game.” 

Andy lives in England’s North West, he is a former President of IAgrE, event manager for the UK’s ScotGrass and Tillage-Live working demonstrations, edits and publishes Tillage & Soils, Precise,, and Landwards magazines. He helps run a small family upland farm on the western fringes of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. 

Reflecting on this new role Andy said “I am honoured to have been appointed and am looking forward to helping take the profession forwards.” 

If you would like to work with EurAgEng don’t hesitate to contact Andy via [email protected]

EurAgEng was established in 1992 in a spirit of collaboration, to bring together those specialists of the sector that recognized the need to communicate knowledge and experience, to foster mutual understanding and to promote professionalism among National Societies of agricultural engineers in Europe, as well as among individuals. 

The successful series of agricultural engineering conferences demonstrates the strong desire for mutual contact and exchange among agricultural engineers throughout Europe, seeking to meet the challenge of increasing the food supplies and to resolve the diverse demands on the agricultural sector in industrialised nations.