Two really useful CPD events at Harper Adams

Two forthcoming events at Harper Adams University, Shropshire should be of great interest to practising rural surveyors, valuers and other rural land managers.  The first event sees us joined by Barry Denyer Green of Falcon Chambers for a question-time event on compulsory purchase.  The second is a new rural research conference being hosted at Harper … Continue reading Two really useful CPD events at Harper Adams

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Land Management Today

Land Management TODAY - LMT - is published for the first time today.  The first edition is the work of a group of postgraduate students at Harper Adams University who came together at the end of June to study a module called Land Use and Management.  The first edition contains 28 short articles covering a … Continue reading Land Management Today

Brexit and the rural economy

A first reaction to the referendum 'Brexit' decision from a group of postgraduate students at Harper Adams University who have been studying Land Use and Management this week. The 18 students have worked rapidly in small groups this morning to appraise the impact on different sectors of the rural economy, and the actions that land … Continue reading Brexit and the rural economy

Agriculture: Five Great Challenges

Jeremy Moody, Secretary and National Adviser to the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, spoke at Harper Adams University on Thursday 15th October on 'Agriculture: Five Great Challenges'. Opening with the observation that necessity is the mother of invention Jeremy commented that farming only adapts when it has to do so. Jeremy identified his five great … Continue reading Agriculture: Five Great Challenges

Valuation: Cross-roads or cul-de-sac?

This was the title of my presentation at the RICS Wales Rural Conference held on Tuesday 9 December 2014 in Llandrindod Wells.  Here are the slides. The contrast between the complexities of valuing woodland for taxation purposes and renewable energy installations is meant to indicate the broad sweep of the challenge facing the modern rural … Continue reading Valuation: Cross-roads or cul-de-sac?

The Prince of Wales, Country Life and our countryside heritage

The Conversation is a website sponsored by several universities and others, with the aim of combining academic rigour with journalistic flair. Environment Editor Michael Parker asked me to appraise Prince Charles' editorial in the Country Life, and this is the article published by The Conversation on Friday 15 November 2013. Charles: the future king with … Continue reading The Prince of Wales, Country Life and our countryside heritage

Sustainable Agriculture: show me the money #LPE13

The annual LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) President's Event takes place today, 5 November, at the headquarters of HSBC in Canary Wharf, East London. The theme of the event is Sustainable Agriculture: Show me the money, and I am speaking on the Valuation of Ecosystem Services. Here are my slides: The key message is summed … Continue reading Sustainable Agriculture: show me the money #LPE13