Seth Pascoe  -  Advancing British seabuckthorn (hippophae rhamnoides) production by evaluating international agronomic practices

NFU Mutual Charitable Trust

 Despite not being from an agricultural background, I have been involved in this fantastic industry from an early age.

I’m an agronomist for Procam SW, living and working in beautiful Cornwall.  I’m very fortunate in the fact that I thoroughly enjoy my job. I am very enthusiastic about agronomy/crop management and generally the agriculture industry as a whole.

I graduated with an honours degree in crop production at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. I initially trained and worked as an agronomist in the UK fresh produce industry, followed by a four-year spell spent managing an arable farm in Alberta, Canada.

In my personal life I am an active member of Charlestown Rowing Club. We row and race Cornish Pilot Gigs; an old fashioned wooden boat crewed by six rowers and a coxswain. I also really enjoy hiking/scrambling. I generally try and get away once a year or so to go and climb in various mountain ranges across the world. Closer to home, I enjoy taking my dog for walks around Cornwall, in particular the South West Coast Path.

I am incredibly grateful to both the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust and the Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust for this fantastic life-changing opportunity.