Countryfile presenter 'Adam Henson' talks farming at EastonOtley

1 December 2017

One of the stars of the popular BBC TV show Countryfile came to Easton and Otley College last night (Thursday 30 November 2017).

He was speaking at an event sponsored by the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (RNAA) and Lloyds Bank.

The occasion took place in the Jubilee Building at the Easton campus of the college.

At the end of his intriguing talk that covered everything from agriculture to life in the TV spotlight via Fawlty Towers, Mr Henson – who has a farm near Cheltenham – fielded questions from an audience of around 150 people.

Acting principal of Easton and Otley College, Jane Townsend, said: “We were delighted to support this RNAA event. We highly value our relationship (with the RNAA) and it was a pleasure to work in partnership with them whilst hosting the visit of Adam Henson to the college.

“Adam’s passion for farming shone through his insightful talk. And his message to young people that you have to be forward thinking, innovative and business minded if you want to get into agriculture, is a message that resonates strongly with us in terms of what we are trying to do.”

This was the college’s second association with Countryfile in the last two years.

At the start of 2016, Matt Baker came along and talked to students who were on countryside management and gamekeeping courses for a segment that was used on TV.

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