Prof Tom MacMillan

Prof Tom MacMillan


Prof Tom MacMillan is Elizabeth Creak Chair in Rural Policy and Strategy, at the Royal Agricultural University. He is interested in farming as a force for change to help tackle the climate, nature and health crises. He co-directs the Centre for Effective Innovation in Agriculture, and the National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise. Tom is an advisor to the Food, Farming & Countryside Commission, and was part of the team who produced the National Food Strategy, led by Henry Dimbleby. Tom joined the RAU from the Soil Association, where he founded the Innovative Farmers network, which supports practical ‘field labs’ by farmers. Before that, he was Executive Director of the Food Ethics Council.

Next Gen Regen

Discussion Tent

Whilst agroecological farming practices are gaining traction they are not being adopted at the required rate to effectively reduce the environmental degradation we see connected to our farming landscape. This session will see farmers, growers and researchers discuss the issues and barriers being faced in educating existing and next generational farmers. They will highlight grassroots […]