Proseed Consulting was set up in 2005 with the sole aim of providing high quality, relevant and practical advice to arable farming businesses, and allied sectors.
Roger Seed is the director and principal consultant, with a retained arable client base extending to over 11,000 hectares, stretching from the South Coast to the Scottish Borders. He holds BASIS and FACTS qualifications and is also a director of Trinity Grain Limited and Weald Granary – two of the largest independent grain storage and marketing co-operatives in Southern England. In addition to his consultancy work Roger is an active partner in the family farm based near Oxford, which focuses on 300 hectares of high quality cereal and pulse seed production.
Including advice on crop rotations, varietal selection, inputs purchasing, labour and machinery resourcing, grain storage and marketing
A range of business management tools to forecast, analyse and monitor financial performance, including preparation of forecasts to assist with bank discussions
Identifying whether and how to invest in larger capital projects, including land purchases, machinery and other assets
Drafting sustainable contract farming agreements for both landowner and contractor, together with subsequent monitoring, recording of meetings and preparation of final contract accounts
Whole farm appraisals to include time spent with owners and key stakeholders alongside preparation of budgeted scenarios to clearly identify business goals and strategic options, plus a clear path to maximise the chances of success
From preparing Expressions of Interest to writing business plans to support funding applications and assisting in claims for successful projects
Advice to identify diversification options, appraise alternatives, raise funding and help to implement new ventures
Comparing financial and technical performance with others of a similar type, identifying where performance exceeds the norm or where there is scope to improve