Newcastle University: People and the Land: Understanding the Family Farm
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Newcastle University: People and the Land: Understanding the Family Farm

When: 16th November 2017
Where: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Newcastle University
Newcastle, Northumberland 
United Kingdom
Contact: Anne Liddon
+44 (0) 191 208 6880

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This is the inaugural lecture from Sally Shortall, Duke of Northumberland Professor of Rural Economy, Newcastle University. It features an introduction by the Duke of Northumberland.

When we think about farming, we tend to think of the mechanics of agriculture, yet it is people who farm, and in most of Europe it is families.

This lecture, by Sally Shortall, highlights the need for a social science perspective to consider how family dynamics shape farming practices. It considers how the family and farm interact, with examples of ageing farmers, new entrants, and gender inequalities. An understanding of the social dimensions of farming is key to a successful industry.


Free admission 

All seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.


Further Information

For more information about the event and Sally Shortall, please visit the Newcastle University website.

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