John AllistonJohn Alliston © Charlotte Fryer Photography
Farmers have been paying tribute to Professor John Alliston, who died recently. Here, Farmers Weekly columnist Matthew Naylor reflects on why the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) lecturer will always occupy such a special place in his memory. The first time I met John Alliston was in Brazil.  He slapped me on the back heartily and asked me if I wanted to play him at tennis. When I turned around he was grinning and holding a tennis racket. I hadn’t got […]