Sam GodfreySeed Working Group lead | Recommended List Board | NFU Sugar Board
Sam and Graham represent NFU Sugar on the joint Seed Working Group along with Arthur Marshall (Commercial and Market Insights manager). Together, they are responsible for leading on decisions on all matters related to seed, genetics, treatments and seed processing. They are the lead grower voices on seed related matters with the media. They engage with British Sugar on behalf of the NFU Sugar Board and take decisions necessary to ensure the smooth operation of the UK Seed Account/UK seed model.
Sam also ensures growers' views are fully represented at RL (Recommend List) board meetings.
Sam has been a director in a family farming business based in Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire, which has both arable and pig enterprises since 2008.
The farm covers a wide geographical area and a range of soil types, and sugar beet is grown across most of the farm as part of a rotation, growing a considerable tonnage of sugar beet for the Newark and Wissington factories.
Sam was a participant on the Sugar Industry Programme in 2015/2016 and is a National Pig Association Producer Group member.