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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 Awards Ceremonies are as follows: times and locations on the Showgrounds TBC   England: Held @ The House of Lords on 21st February Northern Ireland: To be held at the Balmoral Show on Friday 12th May …


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

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 …


CARAS welcomes HRH The Countess of Wessex as a Fellow

    On 10th February at the House of Lords HRH The Countess of Wessex was recognized by CARAS for direct election to the Fellowship of the Royal Agricultural Societies (FRAgS).  


Award of Fellowship of Royal Agricultural Societies for The Countess of Wessex

HRH The Countess of Wessex, GCVO, DStJ, FRAgS was presented with her Certificate before being asked to present certificates to some 23 new Associates (ARAgS) and 18 new Fellows (FRAgS) at a ceremony hosted at the House of Lords by …