I grew up in Essex and left school in 1975 at the age of 16. I worked on the same farm with my Father and completed a City and Guilds day release course at Writtle College. I then moved up to a foreman’s job on a neighbouring farm. In 1998 I moved to Hampshire to take a Manager’s post which then evolved into the joint venture of Wheatsheaf Farming Company in 2002. In 2004 I was awarded a Nuffield Farming Scholarship and travelled to Australia, New Zealand, Sweden and Hungary studying labour recruitment, training and retention.
I am BASIS and FACTS qualified
In 2010, after 35 years of chemical dominated crop production, soil and biology has become the centre of our attention with solutions being sought from places other than just bags and cans.
Will mixed farming become the future of UK agriculture? Building on the keen interest from our recent conference Animals to Arable, this panel discussion explorers the benefits and barriers to the reintroduction of livestock to farms that are currently all arable . Drawing on from our 3-year research study into the barriers to improving soil […]
Making regenerative farming work for your business? Using tissue/sap testing to monitor and reduce inputs, create the optimum regenerative dairy farming system, reducing artificial fertiliser inputs on grassland and using biological products to best effect? These are just a handful of questions that our arable and livestock AHDB Strategic and Monitor Farmers are discussing on-farm […]