Minette runs a tenanted family farm in Wiltshire. The mixed farming business
includes a 100 cow continental cross suckler herd, and a small herd of pedigree
Herefords as well as sheep and arable. Diversification includes the conversion of a
17th Century tithe barn into a wedding and corporate events venue, and horse
liveries. Minette co-founded the campaigning initiatives ‘Ladies in Beef’ and the
‘Great British Beef Week’.
She has been an NFU member from grassroots through to County Chairman; she
served as Wiltshire’s Council delegate and also as Regional Board Chairman for the
South West. Minette has also been a member of NFU Governance Board and
served as NFU deputy president for four years from 2014 to 2018, before being
elected as president in February 2018. Minette is also a Trustee of Farm Africa.