Farmers pay tribute to former TFA chair Jeremy Walker

The former national chairman of the Tenant Farmers Association, Jeremy Walker, has sadly passed away at the age of 78, following an accident at his farm near Bridgwater in Somerset.

Mr Walker was a longstanding member of the Tenant Farmers Association (TFA), having been its chairman between 2011 and 2014, and previously serving as treasurer.

As a first-generation farmer, Mr Walker was proud to take on the tenancy at Haddon Farm, part of the Crown Estate, and recently took the opportunity to buy the farm.

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In his early life, he attended Plumpton Agricultural College in East Sussex, before later returning as a much-loved lecturer of agricultural business management.

TFA chief executive George Dunn said: “Jeremy was a huge figure within the TFA over many years.

“He brought rigour to our internal processes and was immensely proud of all the TFA stood for and achieved on behalf of its members. He was always willing to support, share and help where he could.

“During his time as national chairman, I greatly valued both his challenge and support in my role as chief executive.

“We are all shocked at the manner of his passing and I know he will be deeply mourned, both within the TFA and beyond. Our immediate thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Helen, and son, Simon, as well as the wider family.”

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