After 10 years at the helm of the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association and working with regenerative livestock farmers across the UK and Ireland, Russ spent 3 years at the Knepp Estate establishing a new regenerative farming business adjacent to their rewilding project. The aim of this new business was to investigate how a joined-up approach between different land management techniques can aid nature recovery on a landscape scale.
He now provides consultancy and mentoring for farm businesses undertaking change and moving into regenerative agriculture.
Russ has also been very active in rural youth movements both nationally and internationally, having previously been chairman of Rural Youth Europe and chairman the Agricultural and Rural Issues (AGRI) steering group for the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs in England and Wales. He is a strong advocate for regenerative farming and change leadership at the grass roots.
Come and hear from some early practitioners in the pastured poultry world, trialing and adapting novel methods to suit their farming system and a hostile regulatory environment. We’ll hear about poultry following stock in rotations, at the margins of farming operations in a more permacultural set up, as well as integration with market gardening operations. […]
This Organic Research Centre/FWAG session offers the opportunity to get the answers society is seeking in a climate emergency around food, equity, economy, and the environment. As experienced practitioners, validated by academics, we will offer answers as to how to move quickly to a fairer, more equitable, resilient society. This panel invites delegates to pose […]