Wolves, Housing and Changing Identity

I have just returned from a public meeting during which the future of the local area appeared to be on trial. There seems to be a wave of development proposals on the cards in this part of Essex (I know that everyone in the UK is facing similar scenarios) at the moment and we are … Continue reading Wolves, Housing and Changing Identity

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British Government begins discussions for a 25 year plan for food and farming

Earlier this week the UK Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary, Liz Truss, kick started discussions that will begin to work towards a '25 year plan for food and farming'. This is a highly ambitious project and was one of the key food and farming pledges in the Conservative Party's manifesto. It will bring together … Continue reading British Government begins discussions for a 25 year plan for food and farming

An Agriculture Degree Doesn’t Make You a Farmer

This blog post effectively gets the point across that to have an agriculture degree doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to go in to practical farming – there are a wealth of different opportunities and avenues available for you to use your qualification and skills.

Raised in a Barn

Being an agriculture major has made me realize just how bad of a stereotype aggies have. Yes there are some majors that deal with directly going back to run a family farm or even starting your own. Not all agriculture majors are going to school to work on a farm though. There are so many fun and different possibilities.

I get asked a million different what my major is. When I say Agriculture Communications I get the typical “Oh, what does that mean.” I then have to explain that it can vary from journalism to any type of public relations. “Oh so you can be a public relation person for some big farm.” Yes, I could do public relations for a farm, but believe it or not there is so much more that it has to offer.

Here is a list of some of the agriculture majors. For the high…

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Standing up for Positive Stories and the Benefits of Growing from the Grass Roots

Last Friday I was interviewed by Joe Webster and Ollie Baines of 'Local Presence', a community podcast based in north east Essex which looks to share 'good news stories' in the Tendring area. This kind of voluntary initiative is just the sort of thing that communities everywhere would benefit from and it really is a … Continue reading Standing up for Positive Stories and the Benefits of Growing from the Grass Roots

Creating a New National Park for Britain.

George Monbiot’s new charity ‘Rewilding Britain’ will launch later this year. He is currently looking for the first director to lead it (although interviews are now over, at least as I understand it). His recent article on Scottish land reform, published in the Guardian earlier this week cut to the core of the aims of the rewilding … Continue reading Creating a New National Park for Britain.