Donald Logie: Adviser to Norfolk and Suffolk farmers

A former agricultural adviser to Norfolk and Suffolk farmers for more than a quarter of a century, Donald Logie, has died peacefully aged 83.

He joined the county staff of the National Agricultural Advisory Service as district advisory officer for central Norfolk in 1965. He moved to the Ministry of Agriculture's successor, Adas (Agricultural Development Advisory Service),and became a specialist in cereals and grasses until retiring in 1989.

Born and educated in Bath, Donald William Logie, went to Cannington Farm Institute, Somerset, and also Seale-Hayne Agricultural College.

In 1956, after managing a dairy farm near Weston-super-Mare, he joined NAAS in Suffolk. After three years, he moved to Gainsborough in Lincolnshire until 1962, when he left NAAS temporarily to manage his father-in-law's farm at Blyth, Worksop, Nottinghamshire.

Based in Norwich, he was also in charge of the Halesworth office.

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Married to Jean for 51 years, who had worked for the Milk Marketing Board, he was a Wymondham Probus member and enjoyed playing bowls.

He is survived by his widow and her sister, Patricia. A funeral service will be held at the City of Norwich Crematorium, Earlham, on Wednesday, August 22 at 1.30pm.

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