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Contemporary Scholars Conference – Day 1

We’re now here in the town of Reims, located in the Champagne region of France for our Contemporary Scholars Conference (CSC) which is the gathering of all the Nuffield scholars around the world in 2015. This year there are scholars...

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Rainfall deciles

If you want to sound like you know what you’re talking about when striking up conversation with a farmer some time, try talking about rainfall deciles. What are they you ask? Hopefully this little explanation will make you feel a...

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2014 Season Review – Real Farmer

I’ve started this post over a dozen times in my head. Yet until now I’ve never written it. But 22 hours of flying gives one a chance to reflect over the hectic series of events leading up to me departing...

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All around us

Sometimes during the excitement of learning about a new arrival. Sometimes when looking forward to world travel and learning. Sometimes during the combined rush and yet disappointment of our drought harvest. Sometimes during the hectic silly season we forget and miss the...

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Life Changing

Well I just heard the news today It seems my life is gonna change I closed my eyes, begin to pray Then tears of joy stream down my face Arms Wide Open – Creed. My grandmother asked me a few...

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The Data Farm

Big Data. When I tell people that I’m hoping to study ‘Big Data’ and it’s impact on Agriculture as a part of my Nuffield Scholar travels for 2015, I’m greeted with one of 3 general responses: Most rare. If you’ve...

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Tractor Meme

Drove a tractor through town today and the idea for this popped into my mind. It’s been stuck there ever since. Thank you for allowing it to get out. 

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Weird Obsession? Or not?

‘What’s that?’ My personal hairdresser and wife’s Aunt asked me the other day. She was pointing to what I had open on my laptop screen. I was looking at this: My spreadsheet containing the historical rainfall records for my town,...