My name is Becky Willson. I’m 34 years old and live on the western edge of Dartmoor in Devon with my husband Tom and two daughters Emma and Chloe, a greedy black Labrador and an ageing cat.
For work, I split my time between working for Duchy College Rural Business School as a technical specialist in resource management, and a project officer for the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit, which is a farmer led organisation that deals with helping farmers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
“Leading positive change in agriculture, inspiring passion and potential in people”
The Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust awards around 20 individuals each year with the opportunity to research topics of interest in farming, food, horticulture or rural sectors. Scholars are able to travel anywhere in the world, visiting one or more countries in order to further knowledge and understanding, with a view to advancing their respective industries.
Huge thank you to my employers, Duchy College Rural Business School (especially Stephen Roderick) and the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit team for being generous with my time off to complete my travel, as well as to my family, especially my amazing husband for holding the fort (and the children) while I’m away. Thank you also to Nuffield for giving me this opportunity of a lifetime.
Finally thank you to my sponsors AHDB Beef and Lamb without which none of this would be possible.