Edwin farms a mixed farm in partnership with his father that includes 2,300 acres of combinable crops and 700 acres of grassland in South Northumberland. The farm has been practising conservation agriculture techniques for the last 7 years and are no-tilling 95% of the cropped area now. This has been a transition from a plough based system that was used since 1998. This drive is to improve soil health through a more diverse rotation with the goal of reducing artificial inputs while maintaining output. Edwin is also Chairman of BASE UK (Biodiversity Agriculture Soil and the Environment) which is a farmer-led group with an emphasis on conservation agriculture.