George F White Trainee To Present At Royal Agricultural College Seminar

12th November 2012

Matthew Brown (23) a trainee rural chartered surveyor with George F White in Bedale, has been invited to address a seminar at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester on 5 December.

He will be giving a presentation on the effect of the proposed CAP Pillar 1 greening measures on dairy, mixed and arable farmers.

Matthew completed a dissertation on this subject for the Royal Agricultural College in June 2012 while he was studying for his MSC in Rural Estate Management. His work was so well received that he has now been asked to present his findings to an audience of experienced academics, experts, farmers and members of rural bodies such as the CLA, and the NFU and the RSPB.

Since then, Dr James Jones, Principal Lecturer in Farm Management and Rural Policy at the Royal Agricultural College has also asked Matthew to adapt his work for possible publication with a view to presenting it at the Agricultural Economics Society Conference at Warwick University in April 2013.

Matthew, who has recently moved to North Yorkshire from Cornwall, joined George F White in September. He is delighted that his dissertation has attracted such widespread interest and says: ‘It was a complicated, but interesting subject to study. There’s no doubt that these proposed measures will impact on farmers a great deal, particularly dairy farmers, in many different ways – but if farmers can keep themselves informed of policy changes at all times and learn to adapt wherever possible, it will stand them in very good stead.’

Kevin Guy, Partner, George F White Bedale office says: ‘We’re very proud of Matthew. It’s a great honour for a young man just starting out in his career in rural estate management to be asked to address a seminar at the Royal Agricultural College and also to submit a paper. His achievements demonstrate the calibre of the people we have working in George F White offices all over the North. The firm’s proven inside knowledge of ever-changing agricultural policy helps farmers every day of the year in planning the best strategies to secure their farm for future generations.’

For more information, please call Kevin Guy on 01677 458209

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