Lincoln University publishes book on Ashley Dene

Posted by Shelley Grell on December 6th, 2012.

In August Lincoln University published a commemorative book celebrating its 100 year relationship with the Ashley Dene Pastoral Systems Research Farm. Communicate IT helped with editing Ashley Dene Lincoln University Farm – the first 100 years.  

The book reflects on the farm’s characters and includes reminiscences from staff and students.  Collecting, editing and publishing 150 pages on its rich history has been a challenging labour of love for Dick Lucas, Neil Gow and Alistair Nicol. “It’s a celebration of Ashley Dene’s colourful past, as well as a terrific reference on the history of farming in Canterbury,” said Lucas.

Joanna Grigg of Country Wide magazine said it “has a smorgasboard of well-researched and independent advice,” and illustrates how “Ashley Dene has led the way in farm innovation and shaped dryland farming as we know it.”

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