Richard has taken an unorthodox path into agriculture. His working life started in production management at British Steel before a four-year stint in the Falkland Islands where he advised farmers on their diversification plans and project-managed the construction of an EU-approved abattoir. Returning to the UK, he started several food and brewing businesses in Lancashire and The New Forest and, in his spare time, built up a very small flock of Herdwick Sheep, and qualified as a shearer. In February 2021, he met Jeff Allen and the team at Microbz Ltd, initially to help with the brewing of human probiotics. His role now encompasses the development of agricultural microbial products. Richard is studying for a Graduate Certificate in Agriculture at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester.
Bridget Elworthy and Henrietta Courtauld of The Land Gardeners will discuss Climate Compost and how they can turn raw organic matter into microbially rich compost – a solution for using on-farm waste to heal soils as part of a regenerative farming solution. Richard Baker of Microbz will discuss the world of microbes, their role managing […]
Stephen Ware, BBC Food & Farming Awards 2021 Farming for the Future finalist and Nuffield Scholar (farming) 2011 will be in conversation with Jeff Allen, founder of Microbz. Stephen, a mixed poultry and fruit farmer in Herefordshire, is passionately determined to find a solution to the minimum 150,000 tonnes of chicken litter that is being […]