Kate leads the Soil Association’s farming and land use programmatic activity. She has been responsible for managing farming projects and programmes, focusing on transitioning farmers to agroecology, the reduction of antibiotic use and the delivery of farm led research through Innovative Farmers. She leads the farmer advise on livestock health and welfare and is a specialist in the implementation of welfare outcome assessment. Kate has been leading the SA work on herbal leys for the past few years through two Innovative Farmers field lab trials and the FABulous Farmers programme.
Farmers across the UK are rising to the challenges of increased fertiliser costs and extreme weather by diversifying their pastures. Not only are they finding they can improve farm profitability by safeguarding forage supply but they are also providing public goods by building soil health, increasing biodiversity and storing carbon. This session will hear from […]