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After a few weeks off during the summer, all students have returned to Harper Adams University. Some are starting on their first year, some on their second year, and some on their fourth year. At the start of the month all 2nd and 4th year Harper Cymru members came together to socialise at the local pub.
Here at AgriTrader, we want to hear perspectives from all different walks of life in the farming world. We’re excited to welcome a fresh face to our writing team, Hanna Lewis. This month she introduces herself and tells us about her background within the farming industry.
The summer weather may have hindered many of the society members’ summer work efforts, it hasn’t stopped a few of them succeeding in other aspects within the agricultural sector. With the show season in full swing and an abundance of hangovers, I spoke to two of the members who collected awards at this years Royal Welsh Agricultural Show.
With the Harper Adams students away from the University campus for the summer we thought it was a perfect time to discover more about the work placements some complete as part of their studies. Here we find out about Gwyn Davies and his placement with Boarcross in Yorkshire.
Our CoedAgri scheme has been coming on in leaps and bounds with over 650 trees sent out to our readers so far this year! Here’s a photo from another of our successful applicants – Jayne James of Pitch Farm, Hereford who received 50 trees to create a new boundary hedge along the side of her cherry orchard!