The joy of climbing the farming ladder

An account of the authors climb up the farming ladder from an urban chilhood.

Year of Publication2005

Clive Gurney was born into immediately post war Britain and his character as forged by the comradeship and determination to survive of that time. He feels that he was born a farmer despite an urban early life and has climbed the farming ladder from the first 33 acres his parents farmed with him in Staffordshire with its balanced low input, low output cows to his 112 acres in Cheshire – a high input, high output system with three times a day milking and latterly to Herefordshire where, with his son Andrew, he farms four times the land area and double the business size. Putting something back has always been important to him – he is a member of his Parish Council, a Governor of Harper Adams University College and of Walford and North Staffordshire College and was RASE Council Member for Cheshire for 10 years.

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careers in agriculture
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