Sparsholt College graduate Andy has been the manager at Newhouse Farm for 10 years. The 800ha estate has 600ha put to arable cropping which has been min-till cultivated for two decades. Andy uses variable rate technology and has parts of the farm set aside for trials to test new techniques in crop management. Elsewhere, there is 70ha of woodland, a small sheep flock, a pig herd and a fledgling agroforestry trial. Andy is keen on communication as a former AHDB Monitor Farm and LEAF Open Farm Sunday host. In 2020, Andy was selected for LEAF and Corteva’s Resilient and Ready Programme. Through the programme and the training, on-farm advice and trials offered, Andy hopes to keep developing the business at Newhouse Farm to face the challenges of the future.
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