Working together for a sustainable future
Agriton manufactures, sources and supplies a range of agricultural and horticultural products. These products are aimed at improving one or more of the chemical, physical and biological aspects within the Soil-Plant-Animal-Manure cycle. Recycling energy throughout the soil, plant, animal, manure cycle improves efficiencies, reduces harmful emissions and promotes a healthier and more natural balance. Agriton believe that by maximising on farm resources we can reduce the need for environmentally damaging and expensive farm inputs to create a regenerative and profitable agricultural industry.
Agriton’s passion lies with advising and knowledge transfer which is a huge part of what we do. This knowledge is supported by scientific evidence and ongoing research and development. With Agriton being part of the EM (Effective micro-organisms) family we have access to trial and research papers from across the world. The EM family was started by Prof. Dr. Teruo Higa from the University of the Ryukyus in Japan and forms the foundation upon which Agriton was established. Effective micro-organisms (EM) not only forms the building blocks of our company’s ethos but it is also the foundation for the whole of ecological pyramid. EM plays a vital role in all aspects of the Soil-Plants-Animal-Manure cycle.
Who’s who at Agriton?
Fran Feersma Hoekstra Box MSc.
The Managing Director.
Her role in the company includes connecting all the parts to the whole to create a good working environment. Also co-ordinates the marketing and new product development. Fran has a degree in Gestalt Psychotherapy from the university of middlesex.
Ing. Jan Feersma Hooekstra.
Our Technical Director.
Jan was born in Friesland, Netherlands and studied Agriculture from a very young age. He is passionately involved in science and nature and believes in looking beyond the obvious. Jan has a degree in engineering and has been involved in plant physiology all his working life. Jan’s interest and knowledge of microbiology increased in 2000 when he joined EM Agriton bv, a manufacturing company based in the Netherlands.
Andrew grew up on his Grandparents mixed Dairy, Beef and Arable farm in Cornwall. He started life working for a local Dairy farmer and hasn’t looked back since, filling a number of roles in a variety of farming environments. Andrew studied Agriculture, part time, at Duchy College while managing his own Agri business before moving to farm management.