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President to promote farming
Published 07/04/14



THE new president of Henley and District Agricultural Association has pledged to raise the profile of farming.

Lady Phillimore, who succeeds Rick White, said: “Because of the historical efficiency of English farming relatively few people are involved in farming today, so the voice of the farming community is too often ignored.

“I hope in my year to give it a higher profile, whether it is to talk about the serious difficulties the exceptional wet weather this winter has caused, or the burden that the three crop rotation will add to smaller farms, or how logical it is to explore the introduction of GM crops in a world which increases faster than our capacity to feed it.”

She hoped to help the association’s “wonderful” team which “year after year gives so much of their time and energy to this great organisation”.

Lady Phillimore said that when she moved to England 43 years ago she did not expect to be so involved in farming.


“Being born and educated in Paris, I could not have imagined that I would become so involved with the countryside,” she said.

“My first taste of the countryside was definitely in Oxfordshire but it hardly qualifies me for the post you have asked me to fulfil.

“When I first heard of pillar one and pillar two I was puzzled as I thought of them as architectural terms. Still, here I am, having a lot to learn.”

Published 07/04/14

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