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West Sussex Student Takes RASE Prize

Posted 11 October 2004

William Tupper, a student at Harper Adams University College, Shropshire, has been presented with the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) AWARD 2004. This award is presented to the best Agricultural student both academically and practically.

William, of Bignor, near Pulborough, collected the prize at the University College’s annual graduation ceremony, where he also collected a first class honours degree in BSc Honours in Agriculture with Land and Farm Management.

William comes from West Sussex where his family have a mixed farm. Course manager, Dr Robert Wilkinson, said: “Throughout his time at Harper Adams, William has been a quiet, conscientious student who has consistently achieved ‘A’ grades in most of the modules studied. William completed his industrial training period with W.H Norris and Sons, a large arable farm, where he was given a considerable amount of responsibility and did exceptionally well. In his final year William completed his Investigational Project on ‘Minimum tillage as a strategy for increasing farm profitability in southern England’.”

William hopes to return to the family farm following a period of travel in Australia.

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