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Andrew Brown

Speaker Topics

Entertainment & Comedy, History, General Interest

Locations Covered​

London, East Midlands


£150 - £500


1 Month Minimum

Profile Bio

Andrew Brown is a Rutland farmer born and bred. He is a past High Sheriff of Rutland. He also sits on the Leicestershire and Rutland bench as a magistrate in the adult and family courts. The farm is 60% arable and 40% permanent pasture. The farm is in a major conservation scheme which has planted pollen and nectar strips and wild birdseed plots as well as a 3Ha community woodland. The farm has won several local, regional and national awards for his conservation work whilst maintaining a viable and productive commercial farm. He hosts school trips and goes into schools to promote British food and farming. He is a former NFU East Midlands Regional Chairman. He has been on the Board of the HGCA and has been on the Farmers Club Committee and was former Chair of Membership and is a Professional Fellow of the Institute of Agricultural Management, a member of the Commercial Farmers Group, the Worshipful Company of Farmers and has achieved the status of Chartered Environmentalist. He has been awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Agricultural Societies. He is a Freeman of the City of London, a former Trustee of the Rutland Agricultural Society and of the Leicester Comedy Festival. In 2017 he won the Leicester Comedy Festival ‘Stand-up Challenge’ and has done comedy gigs in various locations around the country and even as far afield as Tasmania. As well as having an engineering degree he has recently gained a post graduate law degree with merit from De Montfort University. He is currently studying for an LLM in environmental law. He states that, ‘Good farming practice and good environmental practice go hand in hand, and it is essential we get the message across to the public that UK farmers produce some of the best agricultural products in the world to the highest standards of welfare and the environment, and with climate change and population growth, farmers must step up to the mark to help feed the world without destroying it’.

Talk Description

A Year in Tights for Her majesty.

A humerous and informative iluustrated talk on the history of the ancient royal appointment of High Sheriff from the perspective of a Rutland farmer who held the role from 2015 to 2016

Other Talks

The State of UK Agriculture. A talk on the current state of farming in the UK and how we are losing the ability to feed ourselves.

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