Chris Scott is also a new member of the parish council. He lives in Fersfield and has only been here since March, and works for Sentry Ltd who are Farm Contractors and Chris works at Hall Farm. 75% of Sentry’s work is in East Anglia and there are 7 or 8 farms in Suffolk and Norfolk. Chris’s job consists of looking after wheat, linseed, sugar beet, rape and spring wheat – so he is always busy, especially at this time of year with the harvest coming up. Chris has not come from far – he grew up near Colchester and his family still live there, but Chris loves the peace and quiet of this part of the world.
After leaving school Chris trained as a chef and went to catering college. But after joining the Young Farmers in Essex as a member he decided he wanted an outdoor life – and so went back to college to study agriculature for another 2 years at Writtle College in Chelmsford. There he spent one day a week working on a farm as well as most weekends. After leaving College Christ trained as a manager with Sentry – and then started work. Chris loves his work – as there is always something new to learn. His puppy Cleo now 20 weeks old rides on the tractor with him and is nearly always by his side. Chris has just joined the Young Farmers Group in Diss. He was also a member of the Young Farmers Tug of War Team in Essex that came 6th in the national competition competing with 610 other teams. His dream is to have his own arable farm one day of about 1,000 acres – in the meantime he is looking after other people’s farms.