TAA Curry Club talk
TAA member John Wibberley, from the SW branch, will present reflections on his experience over half a century in research and education worldwide, focussing on a number of key topics beginning with soil research and crop husbandry, where he spent much of his early career, including work in Nigeria.
At RAC Cirencester from late 1970s he carried out much field research in cereal agronomy, especially through the Farmers’ Study Group he coordinated from 1977, which is now still going: the Cotswold Arable Study Group (CASG)
Much of his research work has been in conjunction with the University of Reading, and with Exeter University. John covered whole farming systems, extension / rural development, agricultural management and agri-policy, including environmental care. John will present his views on dairy farm survival in seven countries, based on studies he undertook with the Trehane Trust as a Nuffield Scholar.
John graduated from Reading University in ‘Agriculture & Soil Microbiology’, with an MA and a PhD in ‘Agricultural Extension’. He has published extensively on tropical agriculture and cereal husbandry and has wide experience and recognition across the tropics. John was Head of Agriculture at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU), Cirencester, and is currently a visiting professor at RAU and Reading University. He has written extensively on current topical issues from climate change, trees for improved agricultural management and for years on the importance of farmer-interactive extension.
Please gather for coffee at 10.30; the talk will start at 11.00 (Note the earlier start). The talk will be followed by Curry Lunch (£15 per head to cover coffee, venue and lunch).
Please book your place through Terry Wiles