The Nuffield arable meet on thursday noon the day after my stag party. I wasn’t firing on all cylinders. We looked around the Janaway enterprise and meet the family and had an enjoyable meal in the garden. It was interesting how the family each had a department and the success they where making in farming. Gavin one of the sons has taken the potatoe enterprise from 250 acres to 2000 acres.
The next day we visited frontier Southampton docks with a farmer collaboration grain drying plant. Andrew flux the grain procurement manager gave a good presentation and handed the Nuffield questions well. I suspect we will be seeing more of Andrew leading the likes of Frontier.
In the afternoon we visited david Miller at southwood farm who was a farmers weekly runner up last year.
In the evening we had our annual dinner with mike Adams from frontier as our evening speaker.
Saturday we had a morning visit at G Horn and sons where we saw high levels of attention to detail. Our afternoon visit was to Hampshire grain where rob Sanderson gave a talk on co op storage. Finding hampshire grain should go as a Nuffield test at interview stage.
Sarah and Richard Burt did a wonderful job of organising a wonderful few days.
Southampton docks full automation of grain plant.