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Jill Willows

Published on 27th April 2016

Members of the Guild who knew Jill Willows as a Yorkshire farmer, Nuffield Scholar and generous supporter of the Guild's Charitable Trust will be saddened by her death.

She become a Friend of the Guild in 2013 during a long association with the agricultural industry in various roles.

Having originally graduated from Newcastle University with a Bsc Hons in agricultural marketing, Jill worked for RHM Agriculture and the Higgins potato merchanting group before returning to the 550-acre family dairy farm in 1980.

Her Nuffield Scholarship report Farmer attitudes to changing circumstances, was completed in 1991.

Jill became increasingly involved in a number of agricultural industry organisations, not least as a personal sponsor of Nuffield Scholars, including Caroline Stocks, a freelance Member of the Guild, who received the Jill Willow Award for a study How to Communicate with Farmers.

She was also a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Society, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Farmers, a trustee of Harper Adams University Development Trust, a committee member of The Farmers Club and chairman (in 1997) of the Oxford Farming Conference.

The Guild sends its condolences to Jill's family and friends.

Enquiries?

Johann Tasker

01206 263807

johann@ruralcity.co.uk

 

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