Tom and Sophie Gregory manage Home Farm an organic dairy on the Sadborow Estate. with just under 1,000 acres in the Dorset countryside. They have been organic for more than six years and their farm consists of 360 dairy cows.
In 2021, they joined the Yeo Valley Regenerative Organic Farming Project, and have been following regenerative farming principles including mob grazing to re-establish clover and improved soil health. Two years ago, they made the decision to stop ploughing and instead drill into paddocks. On a weekly basis, the farm measures grass and uses this valuable data to choose the paddocks that need refreshing.
Sophie is very focused on working with the community, this includes hosting school trips, farming discussion groups, and going into schools to teach children about dairy farming. Sophie feels responsible to encourage people from non-agricultural background into the industry and employees apprentices and work experience students to learn more about farming. She recently won the Women in Dairy, 2021 Dairy Woman of the Year Award.