Mike Donovan

Mike Donovan


Workshop projects are the main appeal for readers of Practical Farm Ideas, the quarterly magazine founded and edited by Mike Donovan in 1992. Funded entirely through subscriptions – it has no advertising or sponsors – each issue since 2012 has a Soil+Cover Cropping section. Before going dairy farming Mike was an editor at the Financial Times and prior to that a consultant with the Economist Intelligence Unit. Mike’s aim is to lead farmers to think and learn about No-till through a non-specialist ideas publication with money-saving ideas on every page.

I Made it Myself

Grass Tent

Mike Donovan chairs a discussion on home-made no-till drills with four farmers describing how they built their drills and talking about how well they perform