Skip to main content
Harper Adams University logo

    All Harper

    2019 Development Trust Award joint 3rd place winners: Catherine Herniman and Will Robbins

    23 May 2019

    There were two third place winners in the Development Trust Awards, both of whom delivered excellent work during their placement year.

    Catherine, BSc (Hons) Agriculture with Animal Science, was at Barley Park, a family mixed farm in Oxfordshire owned by the Hook family. There are 1,500 acres of combinable crops, 600 breeding ewes, an Aberdeen Angus suckler herd and a 4000 organic poultry breeder site. Focussing on the sheep enterprise but starting with only a week’s lambing experience, our student learnt a lot about sheep husbandry and has been inspired to look for more opportunities to work with sheep after graduation.

    Meanwhile Will, FdSc Agriculture, was placed in a diverse commercial role with NWF Agriculture, a feed supplier and farm merchant. This diverse placement involved working in a number of departments each week – from working the feed mill software to being on the telesales desk and looking after the 4,750 farm customers the business has between Scotland and Cornwall. There was also the chance to get involved with research and trial work.

    Will said: “Placement was a really good experience and I learnt a lot of practical skills that I don’t think I’d have picked up elsewhere. It was a really good year of learning for me.”

    Read more about the Placement Awards 2019 here.

    2019 Development Trust Award joint 3rd place winners: Catherine Herniman and Will Robbins



    Cookies on the Harper Adams University website

    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time.