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FARMWEEK
FEBRUARY 07 2019
RURALYOUTH
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Harper-Ireland Club
anniversary dinner
T
HE annual dinner of
the Harper-Ireland
Club for students
from Ireland at
Harper Adams
University will take place
on February 8 in Shifnal.
The guest speaker at the
dinner, which marks the 25th
anniversary of the founding
of the club, is Annie Graham
from Fermanagh. Annie has
a degree in Agriculture with
Land & Farm Management,
from Harper Adams
University.
As a student at Harper,
Annie took a leading role
in the founding of the club.
She has worked in the agrifood industry for over 20
years across farming, meat
production and retailing.
Following her graduation,
she worked for ABP UK for 10
years, starting as a graduate,
before joining Sainsbury’s as
Head of Agriculture.
Annie worked in both the
UK and East Africa where
she established dedicated
supply chains for primary
agricultural commodities
and consolidated sourcing
policies.
Annie returned to Ireland
in 2014 and joined ABP
Ireland as Livestock Strategy
Manager, which encompasses
a variety of tasks, ranging
from customer liaison on
agriculture, animal welfare
from farm to factory, as well
as agri-based projects and
trial work. She lives in her
native Fermanagh, with her
husband Justin and daughter
Annabel.
The Chairman of the
Harper-Ireland Club, Colin
Henry from Dalriada
Grammar School,
Ballymoney, studying the
BSc(Hons) Agriculture
degree, will be chairing the
dinner.
GUEST SPEAKER: Annie Graham took a leading role in
founding the Harper-Ireland Club.
Along with a full-time civil engineering job, ANDREW PORTER, from
Katesbridge, spends most evenings and weekends working on his
family’s beef farm. When he gets a chance to relax Andrew likes
settling down for an evening to watch Grassmen videos.
PICTURE: Cliff Donaldson

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