Mike Adams

Mike Adams


Mike is a first-generation farmer who established his own flock in 2005, progressing to organic certification in 2023. After experimenting with various breeds, his long-term plans are to concentrate on Poll Dorsets, increasing to 600-plus-head, maintaining a closed flock and continuing to lamb three times in two years to offer a consistent, year-round supply of lambs, which in turn provides more marketing opportunities. Mike also plans to expand his suckler herd.

After an opportunity to visit a range of EU countries tackling similar but more extreme changing weather patterns than here in the UK, Mike’s passion for agroforestry flourished. In late 2023 he began tree planting on-farm, looking to grow and expand his business. Mike has become what he describes as an ‘agroforestry geek’ taking any opportunity to speak with like-minded farmers. Mike aims to expand his on-farm tree planting to continue to profit from the environmental, health & welfare and economic benefits agroforestry brings

Beneficial Role of Trees in Sheep Farms

Agroforestry Tent (PF B12)

Join Phil Stocker, Chief Executive of the National Sheep Association (NSA), Helen Chesshire, Lead Farming Advocate at the Woodland Trust, and Mike Adams, sheep farmer and recent agroforestry adopter for a lively discussion on the complimentary role of trees in sheep farming. Building on the joint NSA and WT report produced in 2018, hear how […]