Ian Pigott

Ian Pigott

Ian Pigott OBE, DL runs a diversified farming business in Hertfordshire. As LEAF Demonstration farmer, Ian is committed to combining conservation agriculture, education and environmental stewardship. The farm has been no-till since 2016.

Ian started The Farmschool charity in 2014. Its purpose is to reconnect young people with farming, food and the countryside through interactive workshops, cookery and outdoor learning at his purpose built ‘on farm’ school and kitchen.

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

Conversation with UK no-tillers