Nuffield Scholars star on the BBC2 Harvest 2015 programme

Steven Jack
Steven Jack

Six Nuffield Scholars from every corner of the UK were featured in the 2015 Harvest series recently aired on BBC2.

The Nuffield Scholars starring over the three episodes were: Martin Thatcher, cider producer from North Somerset; Jake Freestone, arable farmer from the Cotswolds; Robert Craig, dairy farmer from Cumbria; Chris Newenham, fruit farmer from Essex, Steven Jack, carrot farmer from Moray Firth, and Tom Bradshaw, arable farmer from Essex.

Jake Freestone

Jake Freestone

“It’s a joy to see so many Nuffield Scholars on our TV screens, it demonstrates how pioneering and successful Nuffield Scholars are in agricultural and related industries,” says Mike Vacher, Nuffield director.

The second series of ‘Harvest’ was hosted by Gregg Wallace, Philippa Forrester and Herefordshire dairy farmer, James Manning during three, one hour, evening slots.

Over the series each Nuffield Scholar presented pioneering, innovative, and world class farming technologies and techniques.

“It’s clear to see from the series how each Scholar is excelling in their respective industries. This is typical of Nuffield Scholars who have studied and travelled around the globe for at least eight weeks to broaden horizons.”

Mike adds that there is a great opportunity to meet many of the Scholars and hear their reports first hand at the Nuffield Farming Trust Conference on November 25 to 27, 2015 at the Europa Hotel in Belfast. To book your place for the conference, please visit www.nufffieldscholar.org.