Andrew FletcherNFU Sugar Board
Andrew participated in the Sugar Industry Program (2015/6) and enjoyed gaining a wider understanding of how the industry works. He is now enthusiastic to adopt his new role as a co-opted member of the Sugar Board.
Andrew manages a 1000ha Cambridgeshire farm growing cereals, oilseeds, pulses, sugar beet and potatoes.
He is leading the third generation of Sugar Beet growers for the business and with over 22 years experience has overseen many changes on the farm to keep this key crop, and others, profitable. The business grows 10000 tonnes of Sugar Beet for delivery to the Wissington Factory.
Graduating in 2001 from Newcastle University with an Agriculture degree, he returned to the family farm.
Andrew is BASIS and FACTS qualified. With the farm in the Countryside Stewardship mid-tier, Andrew is keen to trial and integrate innovative farming methods, seeking to minimise the farm’s environmental impact whilst keeping expenditure low.