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Cereals Event 2013

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The presentation of new writing and photography awards was a highlight of the Bangers'n'Beer reception, which was enjoyed by a good turnout of Members and Friends of the Guild.

Bayer CropScience sponsored the excellent sausages; Limagrain supplied some fine bottled beer; and Gleadall Agriculture, a major trader of grain in the UK and a leading exporter of all grains, oilseeds and pulses, produced a good quantity of strawberries and cream.

For the first time, the Processors & Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) and British Edible Pulses Association (BEPA) provided a taste of the Middle East as part of their 'Pulses on the plate' initiative. The dishes on offer, eaten in Britain and around the world, were made from products grown by UK pulse growers.

PGRO is the levy body that promotes and carries out research and development in peas and beans, whilst BEPA is the trade association representing the processors and users of British-produced pulse crops.   

Tom Allen-Stevens + Jane CraigieTom Allen-Stevens, editor of Crop Production Magazine (CPM) was applauded for the writing award he won from the British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB) on the evening before the Cereals Event. He is pictured with Guild chairman, Jane Craigie.

Another new writing award was presented in its 75th year by the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE)  to Peter Hill, machinery freelance, for an article in Crops magazine. Oli Mark of Farmers Weekly received the runner-up prize.

Photographers John Eveson and Marcello Garbagnoli were announced winners of the Arable category of the Guild's rejuvenated photography awards. They received their outside cheques from Steve Flanagan of sponsor Safagrow.

It may have rained yet again but the mood at the Bangers'n'Beer event was decidedly upbeat as Members and Friends enjoyed good company and refreshment at the end of a busy first day at the Cereals Event.

With thanks to Kevin Milner Countryside & Farming Photography for the images.

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Winners all (from left): Peter Hill, machinery freelance; Tom Allen-Stevens, editor, CPM; Prof. Paul Miller, NIAB-TAG representing IAgrE; Oli Mark, Farmers Weekly machinery reporter; Marcello Garbagnoli, Farmers Guardian staff photographer; John Eveson, freelance photographer; Steve Flanagan, Safagrow.

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Enjoying Limagrain's beer (from left): Machinery freelance Jane Carley; Georgina Haigh, arable reporter, Farmers Guardian and Arable Farming; Dominic Kilburn, arable editor, Farmers Guide; Theresa Rush, arable editor, Farmers Guardian/Arable Farming; David Williams, machinery editor, Farmers Guide; and Chris Burgess, ABC Comms.

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Some Guild members were caught in the late afternoon downpour (from left): Caroline Drummond and colleague Kathryn Mitchell of LEAF; freelance Emily Padfield; Angus Chalmers, RDP Advertising & Design; and Cedric Porter of consultancy Supply Intelligence.

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Bridget Johnson of Bidwells (left) with Gemma Mackenzie, Farmers Weekly deputy business editor.

 

 

 

 

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From left: Hannah Lloyd, Pinstone Communications; Simon Haley of Reading Agricultural Consultants and AgriChatUK co-host on twitter; Catherine Linch, Pinstone Communications; Roger Moore, Ahead PR & Marketing; machinery freelance Martin Rickatson in the background; and freelance journalist/PR Robert Harris, who runs the Cereals Event press service.

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