Harry Noble is Kubota’s product specialist responsible for precision farming equipment. Among his portfolio are isobus, auto-steer, section control, variable rate applications and TIM – tractor implement management, as found on the new M7003 series.
A farmer’s son from Yorkshire with a background in arable crop production, Harry is currently enjoying a 12-month placement with Kubota, as part of his four-year degree course at Harper Adams University, to achieve a BSc Agriculture with Mechanisation.
“My ambition is to develop a deeper understanding of precision farming systems, through a greater involvement in the wider agricultural industry,” he says. “Having the opportunity to work with a world-class manufacturer to help achieve those goals, is a tremendous opportunity.”
As both a farmer’s son and an employee within tractor manufacturing, Harry believes it’s important to experience the industry from both sides of the fence.
“My journey has been quite an eye-opener so far, and is one that I hope to continue for many years to come,” he says. “Precision farming holds the key to future efficiency for UK growers.”
Highlights so far include travelling around the UK to support Kubota dealers and customers, but adds that the challenges imposed by the pandemic have required some lateral thinking.
“Working from home in Yorkshire, with poor phone signal, is much more of a challenge than I expected,” he adds.
When time and opportunities allow, Harry is a keen Leeds United supporter, and enjoys skiing and playing golf.
“I do enjoy challenging myself, so I can be better and better at what I do, and that includes lowering my handicap from 12.”