A HUDDERSFIELD woman has been appointed as a new field officer covering South and part of West Yorkshire for the Yorkshire region of the Country Land and Business Association (CLA).
Sarah Paterson joins the CLA following experience in veterinary and livestock pharmaceutical sales.
Her husband is a partner in a Huddersfield veterinary practice and they have a small farm where they rear pigs, sheep, poultry, bees and dogs.
She has a four-year- old son and lists scuba diving, skiing and caravanning among her interests.
Michael Harrison has also joined as a field officer covering North and East Yorkshire.
The appointments extend the regional team to four people responsible for identifying and recruiting new members
Michael, who lives near Helmsley, has previously worked as principal auctioneer at Cundalls, of Malton, and more latterly Wharfedale Farmers Auction Mart, Otley.
Dorothy Fairburn, CLA Yorkshire regional director said: “With CLA membership steadily growing in our region, owing to the number of rural issues faced by farmers, landowners and rural businesses, this expansion of our recruitment team is essential for us to maintain our high levels of service and support to our Yorkshire membership.”
The CLA offers members essential and expert advice on day-to-day matters such as regional planning issues, profitability of agriculture and diversification of the rural economy, and also lobbies government bodies on other issues affecting its members.