Stephen Briggs

Stephen Briggs


Stephen is a Senior Partner at Abacus Agriculture, head of technical development at Innovation for Agriculture & Non Exec Director of AHDB. Stephen has been providing farm business consultancy throughout the UK and internationally for over 20 years and has delivered soil, water and crop advice and training to many UK farmers. Stephen has an MSc in Soil Science, a 2011 Nuffield Scholar and received the Prestigious 2020 Bullock Award for the Scholar who has most influenced the industry.

At home, Stephen farms 270 acres of land in Cambridgeshire & Rutland growing cereals, root crops, vegetable and fruit crops and is pioneering agroforestry, growing apple trees and field crops together.   He has guest lectured at universities and has held posts on UK Government Policy and Research and Development Committees. He is active in influencing agricultural policy at UK and EU levels.

Is Perennial Agriculture the Future?

Stand DF C30 (AHDB)

This house believes that perennial agriculture is a big part of the future of arable. From clover understoreys to kernza and agroforestry