Robert is the current Chair. He farms 600 hectares in North Lincolnshire, growing combinable crops, sugar beet and vining peas for Birds Eye, and is a contract duck grower for Cherry Valley Farms (conventional and free range) and incorporates an extensive High Level Stewardship Scheme. Diversification projects include contract potato and caravan storage, a limestone quarry, property development and a pub. He graduated from the Royal Agricultural College in 1990 and was awarded a Nuffield Scholarship in 1994 to study duck protection in China, Hong Kong, Thailand and the USA. Robert is a past chairman of The Forum for Sustainable Farming and currently sits on the HGCA British Cereals Export Committee as well as being Vice Chairman of the Ancholme Internal Drainage Board.

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