Henry Overy, one of our Kent Rural Scholars has successfully completed his first year studying Agriculture at Newcastle University. Here is how Henry’s first year went.

The first year has passed a lot quicker than I expected and I have passed my modules to proceed into my second year. This year was mainly to introduce me to the course, with the modules being a broad view of agriculture from the digestive systems of livestock to plant science. This year I preferred the business and crop pest modules. In crop pest it was dominated by the different weeds that are affecting the agricultural industry by resistance and how different plants have different dormancy lengths making it hard to get an effective kill and have a sterile seed bed.

Overall it was a very enjoyable first year with the course and socials with the Agricultural society. I have also been playing a lot of sport including rugby most Wednesdays for the Agrics and also hockey for the University side to occupy the weekends.

Now I have returned to the south from university I will be working at home through the harvest to help out corn carting and with the fruit.

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