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There are few industries in the UK which have been impacted by technology more than agriculture and land management. That’s why inside this edition of Rural View, you will find articles about crops being sown, grown and harvested without a single person entering the field, as well as an interview with a small robot company, conversations with the next generation about the rapid pace of change and what this means for their careers, and how technology can be used to harness opportunities and make businesses more resilient, plus many more.

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FRICS
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Tim is head of the firm's Rural Division and of the Cambridge office, although he spends a considerable amount of time in London.  He has over 20 years experience in advising institutional and private clients on a very wide range of rural business issues, including sales and purchases, strategic advice and valuations.  He often works with specialists in other divisions of the firm to provide clients with a fully integrated property service.  Tim lives near Newmarket and has a keen interest in country pursuits, encouraged constantly by his two children.

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Andrew is the Senior Managing Agent for The Crown Estate having responsibility for management across East Anglia, East Midlands, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire.

He heads the National Rural Agency team and is an AMC Agent and RICS Registered Valuer.

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Tom is a Partner advising private and institutional clients on all aspects of rural property management specialising in strategic planning in respect of development, succession planning, purchases and sales, and estate reorganisation.  Tom runs his own farm and is passionate about all country pursuits.

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Charles is a Partner, based in Yorkshire but who operates on a National basis across the country. He heads the Carter Jonas Energy and Marine Team which deals with a wide range of energy projects including wind, solar PV, hydro power, anaerobic digestion plants, biomass plants, peak power generators, clean coal, oil and gas, coal bed methane and energy storage projects.

The services provided in the energy sector include site referencing and transmission matters, site search and evaluation, feasibility studies, financial modelling, planning applications and site consents, landowner support and site promotion, due diligence, valuations, finance, site acquisitions and disposals, power brokerage, wayleave negotiations and feedstock procurement.

The Marine team manage a significant coastal portfolio around England through leases, licences, easements and consents. Activities within the area are varied and cover a wide range of issues such as port developments, marinas, moorings, jetties, cable and pipeline river crossings, outfalls and regulating and conservation leases and stakeholder liaison.

Outside of work, Charles is keen cricketer who also tries to maintain a handicap in golf and enjoys country pursuits.

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Stephen is a Partner leading the rural investment team from our London office. Working with high net worth clients Stephen advises on the sale and acquisition of rural assets, country houses, estates and farms. In this role Stephen provides investment strategy support as well as sourcing deal opportunities, undertaking detailed due diligence and negotiating terms of purchase or sale. Stephen has a degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor specialising in the agricultural sector in 2008.

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It’s no longer a question of ‘if’ but ‘when’ agricultural robots will be deployed into the farming and agribusiness industry, according to the Small Robot Company.

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Look, no hands! If you think smart farming such as in-field automation and agricultural robots is 30 years away, think again. It’s already possible, and a leading UK agricultural university has proved it.

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