Stuart Roberts

Stuart Roberts

Company: NFU

Job title: Deputy president

Bio:

Stuart farms 120 hectares in Hertfordshire in partnership with his wife. A third generation arable and livestock farmer at Hammonds End Farm, Harpenden, Stuart has also worked for Defra and the Food Standards Agency and held senior management roles within the meat supply chain.
The farm incorporates around 100 hectares of combinable crops supplying grain to more than 50 artisan mills and bakers throughout the UK. The remaining land is predominately permanent pasture and a small amount of woodland. The farm includes a small pedigree Hereford herd and a flock of Lleyn Sheep. The business also includes a flock of laying hens.
Stuart was elected to the post of NFU Deputy President in February 2020 after serving two years as Vice President. He previously chaired the NFU Hertfordshire branch and served on both the East Anglian livestock and combinable crops board. Stuart has also previously served on the boards of Red Tractor and the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.
Stuart has a daughter and three sons and enjoys cycling and running (slowly).

Seminars:

Panel debate and questions: what do environmental stakeholders need to support the transition to sustainable land use? 2:30 pm

day: Day Two - 30 June 2021

Integrated water management and the agricultural transition post-Brexit 2:00 pm

How farmers can help to protect and enhance the environment whilst feeding the nation Delivery of collaborative working within agriculture and with other sectors Investment in green and built infrastructure Driving technological innovation to improve flood management and water useRead more

day: Day Two - 30 June 2021