The British Grassland Society were saddened to hear of the passing of Jerry Rider (BGS President 1996-97) on the 28th October 2022 . Jerry was instrumental in bringing across New Zealand grassland consultants and arranging meetings throughout the country, and focussing on improving utilisation of grazed grass. He was given the BGS Award in 2000 for ‘An outstanding contribution to the understanding or application of grassland and forage crop husbandry and technology’.
Those who knew him speak of him as a patient and kind person, who inspired many people within the UK dairy industry. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.