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Caroline Nicholls

Caroline Nicholls

Sustainable Farming Incentive content team leader, Defra Future Farming and Countryside Programme

Coping with change: Costs, environmental regulation & cultivating resilience 

Caroline graduated from Newcastle University with a Degree in Agriculture with Hons in Agronomy. She began her career at AHDB where she worked for nine years, firstly in research communications and then as a Crop Protection Scientist specialising in Integrated Pest Management. Caroline then joined Prime Agriculture, an independent agronomy group, as a Technical Manager before joining Defra. She has been with Defra for over three years, firstly in the Pesticides Team, and now in the Sustainable Farming Incentive team leading on the development of actions for Integrated Pest Management. Caroline also works a day a week at home on the family farm and is BASIS and FACTS qualified.

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