Ian Baggs

Ian Baggs

I am a fourth generation dairy farmer from Dorset.  After a career in civil and water engineering, I returned to the family farm.  My focus is to deliver sustainable agricultural production with environmental benefits; I believe that UK dairy farmers can help tackle climate change, while producing healthy, tasty food!

Sustainable forage cropping for dairy cattle in the face of climate change challenges

Study Overview

Climate change is happening.  For much of the UK, this could mean warmer, wetter winters and hotter, dryer summers.  The aim of my scholarship is to explore alternative forages that will thrive in these new climatic conditions, raise production, sequester atmospheric carbon, and build moisture retention in our soils.