I am passionate and optimistic about the future of UK agriculture. After studying Agriculture at Harper Adams University College, I was selected for the Co-operative Farms Management Trainee Scheme, which gave me a great insight into large scale arable farming. Since 2014, I have been working as an Agronomist in South Wales, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. During this time, I have completed the BASIS Diploma in Agronomy with Environmental Management to ensure my knowledge is relevant and industry leading. A Nuffield Scholarship has been a long-term aspiration of mine and I’d like to thank McDonalds, as my sponsor, for making it a reality.
Do regenerative farming practices pave the way for UK agriculture to meet net zero ?
McDonald’s UK & Ireland
With the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, farmers of the future will need to transition to a carbon neutral farming system, whilst also feeding a growing population. I want to understand if by adopting regenerative farming practices, UK agriculture can become more resilient, sustainable and environmentally sensitive, whilst also remaining profitable. Regenerative farming is currently a hot topic, but many farmers are finding it a challenge to define the system and understand how it could impact their business. I would like to address this issue and bring clarity to regenerative farming through my Nuffield Scholarship.