Adrian Cannon, P.Agric (MIAgrM)
Adrian is a Rural Partner of Tayler & Fletcher, a long established firm of Chartered Surveyors, Property Consultants and Auctioneers based in the North Cotswolds. As rural partner he undertake a wide variety of work for clients including farm management, BPS, ES applications and farmland sales through to valuations and expert witness work.
How does Institute membership help you in your current role?
As a PAgric I believe that when working with clients Institute membership helps give me a rounded view of what is happening in the industry. It also provides a valuable forum for advancing agricultural management within the industry.
Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years time?
Still a Partner of Tayler & Fletcher but with a larger team as we continue to develop and grow and work within the agricultural industry which will be subjected to much change!
How will membership help you?
Within the agricultural industry there will be a growing requirement for professional farmers and advisers and IAgrM will be pivotal in supporting farm management development. The training that is now being offered by the Institute will help to develop the professionalism required.
What is the biggest benefit of membership to you?
Throughout my career the Institute has been a constant support from when I was a farm worker, then farm manager and through to my current role in consultancy. Membership has given me a forum to network and open up opportunities to learn from other professional farmers. I have also found the papers published in the International Journal of Agricultural Management both thought provoking and industry leading.
How regularly do you attend regional/national events?
Not as often as I should! Much depends on the event and I must make more of an effort. The National conference always delivers quality speakers.