Episode 9

Episode 9: Is the industry too 'stereotyped'? with Paul Hemingway, President, IAgrE

Paul Hemingway, the current President of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers talks to Chris Biddle about the role of the Institution.

He also recalls his more than 30 years in senior management roles at JCB, his concerns about the lack of diversity in the industry, about the attractions of agricultural engineering as a career and how Brexit may result in UK farmers have to face the challenges and ultimate success of their counterparts in New Zealand when subsidies were removed.

Best quote: "In the 1970s I was told not to go into tractor design - because it had all been done!"

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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.