Jim is a director of RJ and AE Godfrey, a family farming business in Lincolnshire. Jim is the President of the Royal Agricultural Society of England and currently chairs the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB).
He is also Chairman of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), a member of the UK Government’s Agri-Food Technology Council, a steering group member of the Commercial Farmers Group, a director of the Lincolnshire Rural Support Network (LRSN), and a member of Lincoln University Industry Agri-Food Technology Group.
Jim was awarded the OBE for services to Scottish agricultural research in 2002, and in 2015 received the RASE National Agricultural Award. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.