Letter from Auvikki de Boon
“I need your help! For my PhD project at the University of Reading I am conducting research into how changes to agriculture after Brexit in England can be organised by government. For this research I am especially interested to learn more about what aspects motivate you in deciding if and how you make changes on your farm as well as what makes you feel like you have the ability to adapt to the new policy landscape and regulations in England.
I am looking for English farmers of any kind and in any English region (not Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland – because my current research focuses on how the changes look in England specifically) who are willing to be interviewed for about an hour ideally in May or in July.
I know that you have probably better things to do with your time, and I cannot promise any specific benefits to you for the participation in this study, but it is my aim to contribute to make the views of stakeholders in the English agricultural transition heard, and I can only do this if you are willing to speak with me!
If you are interested in taking part in this study please do send me an e-mail (email@example.com) so that I can share more details with you and set up a date and time for an interview that works best for you.
With best regards,
Auvikki de Boon