Clive Bailye

Clive Bailye

Managing Partner TWB Farms, Lichfield

Clive Bailye is a zerotill arable farmer from Staffordshire, and founder and owner of The Farming Forum and Direct Driller Magazine. Clive was FCCT’s Soil Farmer of the Year in 2016.

Farming combinable crops at scale, Clive managed the transition to a zero tillage system in 2010 with the aim of reducing costs whilst improving yields.  Massive reduction in labour, fuel and capital requirements have resulted in the creation of an arable business far more sustainable both financially and environmentally whilst providing opportunity for expansion of his contract farming business.   His farming system places focus on increasing soil organic matter levels, water infiltration and capturing sunlight through cover cropping, rotational diversity and even reintroduction of livestock.