Steven Jacobs

Steven Jacobs


Steven Jacobs is business development manager at Organic Farmers & Growers C.I.C. Steven has been working in food and farming for 30+ years, from market gardening to broadscale agriculture then on to retail, via catering. Following work with the Permaculture Association, the Co-operative Wholesale Society, Fresh & Wild (now Wholefoods Market) and Essential Trading Co-operative, Steven joined Organic Farmers & Growers in 2007. OF&G is the largest certifier of organic land in the UK. Steven is a co-founder of UK Grain Lab and director of the National Organic Conference, OF&G’s annual event, now in its 16th year. He is deputy co-chair of the Welsh Organic Forum and works closely with the Welsh Grain Forum, the Wales Real Food and Farming Conference, the West Midlands Grain Network and the Shropshire Good Food Partnership.

Imagining a New Cereal Seed System With UK Grain Lab

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Imagining a new cereal seed system with UK Grain Lab The current seed system emerged in the 20th century to feed people, protect farmers from disreputable merchants, recognise and protect the efforts of plant breeders and drive innovation. Over time legislation and regulation emerged to codify and protect it.  Though it delivers at scale and […]