Why farming needs strong leadership as the Yorkshire Agricultural Society appoints a new chief executive – The Yorkshire Post says

It is also the odious backdrop that will confront Allister Nixon after he is appointed as the new chief executive of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society in succession to Nigel Pulling who is retiring at the end of this month after two decades of outstanding leadership and service.

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Yet while these are, proverbially speaking, tall boots to fill, Mr Nixon is well qualified to lead the YAS and the Great Yorkshire Show into a new era – he enjoyed a successful career in business before acquiring a practical experience in the past. for six years as Chief Operating Officer of the Castle Howard estate.

Allister Nixon is the new chief executive of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society.

For while it is heartening that he wants to help agriculture and the wider rural economy maximize its potential, it comes at a time of concern about the extent to which the government’s leveling program is marginalizing communities. rural – concerns expressed by CLA Chairman Mark Tufnell in the Yorkshire Post yesterday.

Like the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, the County Land and Business Association prefers to have a positive relationship with the London government. But when individuals like Mr Tufnell accuse ministers of treating ‘the countryside like a museum’ and of having no plan to help rural areas where there are pockets of deep poverty as a result of decades of political neglect, he is even more important that Yorkshire agriculture can count on strong leadership from above.

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Nigel Pulling is retiring as chief executive of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society at the end of this month.
Mark Tufnell is president of the CLA.

Lana T. Arthur