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Cheshire Grassland Society
March 10, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
‘The Challenge of Change’ – Harriet Wilson
This month Genus ABS are kindly sponsoring Harriet Wilson to speak to us about “The Challenge of Change”. Harriet will be talking about her journey to her current role in Agriculture and Sustainable Sourcing at McDonald’s, and how she sees the future of agriculture.
Harriet is responsible for Agriculture & Sustainable Sourcing at McDonald’s UK & Ireland and is based on her family’s beef & sheep farm in Staffordshire. With a passion for Agriculture, her career so far has involved roles with retailers ALDI and Co-op Food, and industry placements with Sainsbury’s and McDonald’s whilst at university.
She graduated from Harper Adams University in 2014 and during her studies was a columnist for the Farmers Weekly and spent her placement year at McDonald’s – which inspired her to return to the business in her current role in 2020.
Harriet is a member of the NFU Next Generation Policy Forum, Meat Business Women’s UK & Ireland committee and is an advisor to the Prince’s Countryside Fund Farming Group. She also sits on the Red Tractor Board for Beef and Lamb standards. Previously an active Young Farmers’ member, Harriet was chairman of the NFYFC Agricultural and Rural Affairs Steering Group and continues to be a club leader for her local club Eccleshall YFC. Here she enjoys coaching younger members in public speaking and stock judging, as well as organising various charity events.