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Animal and Land 20Nov 2014

Head of Agriculture at Hartpury appointed to IAAP

Head of Agriculture at Hartpury appointed IAAP

Head of Agriculture at Hartpury College, Janatha Stout, is one of the 36 new members to have been appointed to join the Independent Agricultural Appeals Panel (IAAP).

This national panel meets in order to consider appeals against decisions made by the Rural Payments Agency, who are responsible for the majority of funding paid to the farming industry in England.

The IAAP is completely independent from the Rural Payments Agency and is the last stage of the appeal which puts forward recommendations to the Farming Minister before a final decision is made. The panel comprises of members with an extensive range of skills and backgrounds, in order to best deal with each individual case. That way, those making an appeal appreciate that their voice is being heard by people with an understanding of the issues they face.  


Janatha has a strong agricultural background and worked as a lecturer at the Royal Agricultural College and a land agent for the Duchy of Cornwall before joining Hartpury College as Head of Agriculture. 

08 Dec 2016 Animal and Land

Hartpury’s unique deer herd sees students get hands on with Rudolph and company!

Most of Hartpury’s agriculture students are used to handling lambs and calves but a new initiative at the college – the only one of its kind in the country – is seeing them get hands on with a herd of deer, with Rudolph leading the way!

06 Dec 2016 Animal and Land

Hartpury’s farming entrepreneurs banking on budding business ideas

Our third year agriculture students got the opportunity to expand their entrepreneurial experience when advisors from NatWest visited Hartpury. 

02 Dec 2016 Animal and Land

Good moos – an unusual arrival adds a splash of colour to Hartpury’s dairy herd

Meet Ruby Tuesday, the rare red and white calf who is breaking up the monochrome pattern of the Holstein-Friesian herd at Hartpury’s Home Farm.

28 Nov 2016 Animal and Land

Furry friend frazzled by fireworks? Can pet products help to soothe the stress? Hartpury researcher investigates

Hartpury lecturer Sienna Taylor has been involved in new research looking into the effectiveness of ‘Pet Remedy’ - a product made from natural ingredients that aims to calm pets in stressful situations.