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Date: 1st February 2018

Following over thirty years of experience in the Agricultural industry, an Askham Bryan College alumnus has been appointed as the new CEO of the national Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society.

Barrie Turner, who attended the College during the early eighties, will look to bring his vast knowledge of business and agriculture to help guide the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society forward, working closely with members and staff alike.

Before commencing on the College’s higher-level Agriculture course, Barrie spent a year working on a farm to gain experience and enhance his skills to qualify for the renowned training the leading land-based College provided. During his time at Askham Bryan, Barrie also enjoyed an active social life as a member of the rugby team and in position of Social Secretary.

After gaining the vocational qualification at the age of 21, Barrie went on to have an inspirational career. From travelling the world working for a large international Agriculture firm, to starting his own family-run business in catering, Barrie will bring a wealth of experience to the role.

On encouraging young people into the industry, Barrie said: “Agriculture is the future. There are always opportunities in farming, from working abroad in the USA and Argentina which have huge Angus beef operations to farm management in Russia, farming is the future. The whole world will always need feeding!”

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