Can you point to a pivotal moment in your agricultural career? TMAF Farm Manager David Jones can. For him it was taking part in the training in farm management offered by the course supported by the John Edgar Trust. The search is on for the next group of participants and he extends an offer of help to interested applicants.
There’s integrity in independence. That’s the view of independent agronomist and TMAF Trustee and Deputy Chair Sue Lord. That’s why, she explains, she was happy to write an article for the recent edition of Beet Review magazine.
Three days can make a big difference. That’s the view of independent agronomist Harry Cotton. He is brimming with examples of what he gained from being one of eight selected for the latest John Forrest Award Communications Skills course which is co-funded by TMAF.
TMAF demonstrated again at its annual meeting how it maintains its role at the heart of agricultural development. Illustrations of the research it is supporting was combined with discussion of key current issues such as measuring farming’s real carbon footprint and asking what the science of regeneration actually looks like.
We have another interesting line-up for our latest TMAF Winter Talk, taking place on the 2nd February 2023 with presentations from Maro Caccamo (CEO of NIAB), Suzannah Harder (Post Graduate Researcher, UEA) and Georgina Barrett (Applied Crop Scientist, BBRO).
Suzannah Harder, Postgraduate Researcher, discusses how she is investigating a little bit deeper into the varieties of sugar beet being developed to combat virus yellows, and how they perform with different strains of the virus that we find on farm.
TMAF is supporting five new PhD students. TMAF Board member Dr Steve Rawsthorne met all five PhD students as they begin their training in October 2022.
David Clarke, who carries out research at Morley, joined the throngs at the world’s biggest gathering of soil professionals and enthusiasts. He has returned inspired to try out a time-saving new soil science smartphone app a try and invites others to do the same.