Episode 60

AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING and the ENVIRONMENT with Caroline Drummond, Charlie Nicklin, Marion Perrett-Pearson,

How well does the agricultural engineering industry present its Environmental Credentials?

It is an industry that spans many disciplines aside from tractors and farm machinery. It encompasses horticulture, soil science, water quality, forestry, food processing, sports and recreation, renewable energy, robotics - and much more.

A panel drawn from across the industry discuss the challenges and opportunities for getting a positive message to young people - and the wider world. The panel is

Caroline Drummond MBE, Chief Executive of LEAF (Linking Environment with Farming)

Charlie Nicklin, Chief Executive of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers, (IAgrE)

Marion Perrett-Pearson, Senior Agricultural Advisor at Severn Trent Water

Chris Gibson, managing director GGM Groundscare Ltd



Severn Trent Water

GGM Groundscare

About the Podcast

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The farm and grass machinery business

About your host

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Chris Biddle

Chris is an experienced journalist specialising in the farm and grass machinery market. He has worked for a major tractor manufacturer and been a managing director of a farm and grass machinery dealership in the West Country.
In 1988, he launched trade magazine, Service Dealer followed by TurfPro in 1998, selling both titles to Land Power Publications in 2015.
He was editor of Landwards, the professional journal of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) from 2008 until 2019 and is the recipient of the 2020 IAgrE Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Land-Based industry.
Chris lives in Salisbury with his wife Trish, and is an avid cricket fan and member of the MCC for over 55 years.