James Standen

AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Sector Council Member (Grower)

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Email: cerealsandoilseeds.sectorcouncil@ahdb.org.uk

James is the farms director for Newcastle University Farms. The university has two farms, Cockle Park and Nafferton, which are farmed as one business with a dairy herd, breeder finisher pig unit and arable enterprise. He also farms in partnership with his wife on a tenanted arable and livestock farm with a holiday let and fishing lakes. James is also an appointee on the NFU Combinable Crops Board, he previously held positions on the Farm Management Board at Plumpton College, as a council member of the Institute of Agricultural management, as a Governor of Askham Bryan College and a director of their farming company. He has an interest in new systems and on-farm research. In addition to being a grower member of the AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Sector Council, James also chairs the sector's research and knowledge exchange (R&KE) committee, which puts farmers at the front and centre of investment decisions (ahdb.org.uk/research-ideas).

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