We’re delighted to announce we have appointed a new member to our team, Nikki Yoxall. Nikki will be primarily working with our NFFN Scotland farmer steering group, helping our farmers have a stronger voice in policy discussions and supporting you in getting more from being a NFFN member in Scotland.
Nikki has a background in education where she has worked for the last 12 years, including as Head of Learning for Landbased Studies, and currently still holds a role at a University of the Highlands and Islands Academic Partner Institution.
She is currently undertaking an MSc in Sustainable Food and Natural Resources, and has interests in Holistic Management, agroforestry, native breed cattle and connecting folk with their food through local food networks.
With her husband, Nikki runs Grampian Graziers, using agroecological principles to manage farm ecosystems whilst producing beef from rare and native breed cattle in the North East of Scotland. This has been a steep learning curve for them both, but working with local landowners to manage conservation areas, regenerate woodland and implement mob grazing they have been able to see the restorative power of cattle in both farmed and wild landscapes.
Nikki also works with the PFLA to support the links between academic research and knowledge exchange and PFLA farmers and members, and is passionate about promoting research outputs with farmers and supporters of nature friendly farming.