28th Feb


Media Release 04 – Jim Harrison 1933 – 2013: A Stalwart Of The TFA

Jim Harrison 1933 – 2013: A Stalwart of the TFA
The Tenant Farmers Association is sad to announce the death of past TFA National Chairman and TFA stalwart Jim Harrison.

TFA Chief Executive George Dunn said “Jim Harrison was a modest, unassuming man who gave a lifelong commitment to the UK agricultural industry in many voluntary capacities including his service with the TFA”.

Jim was a founder member of the TFA and joined its Executive Committee as National Vice Chairman in 1985. He then went on to become TFA National Chairman between 1987 and 1989. After standing down as National Chairman he remained an active Director and Councillor of the Association until finally retiring in 2010.

“Jim gave freely of his time for many years and was held in high regard in all sectors of the agricultural industry. He was in great demand as a conference speaker and coped with an enormous public workload even in relatively recent years. As well as his service to the TFA Jim did much to forward agricultural training, education, research & development, farm management practice and the landlord and tenant system in this country. His interests in the development of agriculture extended to improving animal welfare and consumer confidence in farm produce. He represented the industry in many voluntary as well as paid capacities and I’m sure that all those organisations with whom he has worked will feel his loss as we do in the TFA,” said Mr Dunn.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim’s wife Rosie and the other members of the Harrison family,” said Mr Dunn.


Ref:  MR04

Date: 28 February 2013

Notes for Editors:

A memorial service for Jim is due to take place at 2:30 PM on Tuesday 05 March at St Nicholas Church, Cranleigh in Surrey.

For further information contact:
George Dunn, TFA Chief Executive on 0118 930 6130
Larissa Harmsworth, TFA Marketing Executive on 0118 930 6130

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