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2017 Seminar & Workshop: UK Lowland Animal Production in a Changing World. 5/09/2017

A Workshop was held in conjunction with the Worshipful Company of Farmers at the Farmers & Fletchers Hall in London. Chaired by Maurice Bichard FRAgS  the workshop brought together the key players in the British livestock industry to discuss the …


Peer recognition of excellence in Agriculture via CARAS UK Council for Awards of Royal Agricultural Societies

This poster summarises some impacts of the scheme for peer recognition of outstanding contributions to agricultural progress within the UK begun in 1970. Peer recognition of excellence in Agriculture – Caras survey  


ARTICLE 50 & AGRICULTURE

Brexit is triggered. Below is a brief digest of thoughts distilled from those Fellows and Associates who kindly responded to the invitation in the July 2016 Newsletter to comment on agricultural policy matters. Lord Plumb, FRAgS quoted Churchill who said …


New Welsh Chairman for CARAS for 2017/18

At the CARAS AGM held in Llangollen on 7th April Terrig Morgan FRAgS was appointed Chairman of CARAS for the next two years. Terrig took over the role from previous English Chairman Rosie Carne. The chairmanship of CARAS is held for …


Dates of Awards Presentation Ceremonies for 2017

The dates of the 2017 Awards Ceremonies were as follows   England: @ The House of Lords on 21st February Northern Ireland: @ The Balmoral Show on Friday 12th May Scotland: @ The Royal Highland Show on Thursday 22nd June …


CARAS Chairman’s Report 2016

Dear Members, I feel so privileged to have been the Chairman of CARAS and look back over my two year term with great affection. The highlights have undoubtedly been the Awards presentations at – in calendar date order- the House …


Thank you to members who submitted a response to the recent survey

Recently Professors’ John Wibberley and Malcolm Stansfield undertook a survey of the membership to evaluate the impact of our Awards in motivating excellence for UK agricultural progress and public benefit. A simple, one side of A4 questionnaire was sent out …


Agriculture, Policy & Development

It might be thought unashamed advertising that I choose this title since it belongs to the School of Agriculture, Policy & Development at The University of Reading – my alma mater where I am now a Visiting Professor. However, the …


Agriculture, Environment & Vision

2016 is the UN International Year of Pulses – more later. 2015 had all year to hail soils as The UN International Year of Soils! Since soils yield 95% of our global diet, plus many other ecosystem services (carbon capture, …


Awards Ceremony Dates in 2016

Details will be supplied in advance to recipients of Awards.   The dates in calendar order are as follows: England: Wednesday 10th February @ The House of Lords. Northern Ireland: Wednesday 11th May @ The Balmoral Show. Scotland: Thursday 23rd …