NFU Community Farming Hero: Ian Watson – East Midlands

02 November 2022

NFU Community Farming Hero: Ian Watson – East Midlands

East Midland's NFU Community Farming Hero: Ian Watson

Meet East Midlands’ NFU Community Farming Hero: Ian Watson - East Midlands

Ian Watson, the farm manager at Louth Park Farms in Lincolnshire, was nominated by his constituency’s MP, Victoria Atkins.

He has played a vital role in delivering a farm fire training programme and developing an adapter that enables them access to on-farm water bowsers helping to save lives, property, livestock and crops.

Ian helped design the adapter and raise funds for its rollout, with the aim of equipping all 48 fire engines in Lincolnshire with his adapter.

The emergency service presented him with a Community Initiative Award.

The adapter was tested this summer when, on the hottest day of the year, a fire broke out in a field near Louth.

Fifteen farmers with water bowsers and tankers turned up to assist Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, helping to save 150 acres of standing crop and a grain store

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