David manages the farming side of his business on the North East Essex coast, farming approx. 750 ha of mixed soils. His farming system revolves around soil conservations and regeneration using cover cropping, diverse rotations, and direct drilling to reduce inputs and improve biodiversity on the land he farms. His land is also in HLS and he is a strong supporter of independent science and famer led decision making. He is currently chairman of Colchester branch NFU and steering group member for AHDB’s Eastern Strategic Farm.