Ian Pigott

Ian Pigott


Ian Pigott OBE, DL runs a diversified, farming business near Harpenden, Hertfordshire.

The farm transitioned to a regenerative system in 2014 with a third of the farms’ area devoted to stewardship.

The farm’s ethos is on ‘placemaking’ and ‘learning’. Creating a vibrant environment for crops, biodiversity, young people and small businesses to be nourished and thrive.

Ian is the founder of the UK’s National Farm Open day, Open Farm Sunday, and is a Trustee of LEAF.

Chair of The Farmschool.   He is also a Trustee of the Ernest Cook Trust sits on The Food Ethics Council and is a columnist for the Farmers Weekly.

Ian was awarded an OBE for services to Agriculture and Education in the 2016 New Year’s Honours List.

Farmers in Conversation

Soil Tent

Ian Pigott hosts a conversation with 3 farmers who are at various stages of their regenerative journey. In this lighted hearted and open session, they will be discussing highs & lows and everything in between whilst also tackling some of the serious issues that are being faced on the ground.