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Agriculture students win Farmers Club Award


Congratulations to our agriculture students who were awarded prizes in the Farmers Club Pinnacle Awards 2022. The awards were presented by the Farmers Club Chairman, Mr John Lee, OBE DL, who was enormously impressed by the energy, commitment and entrepreneurial skills and intelligence of those involved.

Pavel Bocharov and Edward Chaplain, Nottingham University - Bronze award (£600) and 1 year membership of The Farmers Club.
Detailed analysis of a l60 ha farm tenancy opportunity resulted in a wide-ranging 3-year business plan including tweaks to an arable rotation, significant focus on stewardship and new DIY horse livery. Extremely detailed costings and analysis, with cashflow and sensitivity considerations, justified every action, including a marked reduction in artificial fertiliser use, all geared to improving farm profitability, resilience and environmental outcomes.

Liam Gillbard, Nottingham University - Finalist and 1 year membership of The Farmers Club.
Enhancements to a farm tenancy, justified by SWOT analysis, included diversifying into calf-rearing and beef finishing, plus regen-ag adjustments to an existing seed-focused arable rotation.

Celebrating its 25 year the competition champions the young people who will drive rural businesses forward in the decades to come — a concept firmly espoused by awards instigator and 1997 Club Chairman, Roy Walker.

Posted on Thursday 12th May 2022

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