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How modern farmers grow

Date Published: 30/04/2009

We have good reason to be fond of Harper Adams University College here at OF&G. It’s down the road from us, we’ve held AGMs there and, most importantly, we’ve got some excellent staff who passed through it’s hallowed halls as students.

Therefore we thought it worth flagging up the campus open day Harper is holding on May 9, because it’s a chance to get a look at how it all works and what facilities are on offer. It has become a more and more impressive place over the years. So for a chance to find out how future farmers are being educated and what the teaching priorities are for modern UK farming, you could do worse than spend an hour to two taking the tour.

Anything that makes the link between farming and its customers has to be good, in our book.

[Update: It has been pointed out that I failed to mention probably the most important link we have with Harper Adams. Namely, that theĀ  Chairman of our Certification Committee, Dr Tony Harris, was a very successful and highly respected Principal of the institution for many years. Apologies Dr Harris!)