Henry Plumb had to leave school at the age of 15 to work the family farm during the Second World War. Thirty years later he'd become one of the most important figures in British agriculture, steering UK farmers into the Common Market in 1973 as President of the NFU.
Emily Edwards, Graduate Trainee in the Business Development Centre at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) has been awarded a £1,000 bursary by the Henry Plumb Foundation to help with her PhD study fee.
Lord Plumb and John Alliston visited Surrey Docks Farm recently where they met with Tom Goody. Tom is the first recipient of the annual award that will be given to applicants from City Farms each year and the successful candidates will receive financial assistance and of course a HPF Mentor.