Sunday, 16 June 2013
Nuffield Adventures Part 2
So it's finally here, take off day. The first leg of my Nuffield personal study to investigate whether or not it is possible to grow a 20T/Ha wheat crop in the UK in the next 20 years. It's been a long time in the planning stages with e-mails and skype messages, even finding contacts through twitter, but today is the day I head to Heathrow to set off for the first stop Calgary. So if you are in Calgary and see a couple of lost Nuffield Scholars do stop us and hello! I am travelling with Andrew Williamson from Bridgnorth in Shropshire for the first few days which I'm looking forward too. It will be great to share some of the experience with a mate.
I'll be looking at growing wheat in the Canadian Prairies, the Great Plaines, the Palouse and the Dakota's of America, talking to farmers, scientists and agronomists. It will be a great adventure as well as bringing some important messages back to UK Agriculture and new ideas for the home farm. I will try and update the blog as much as I can to keep you all posted about the journey I'm about to embark on!