Having grown up on the family farm in Northamptonshire I graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Politics. After 6 months travelling I went to Sandhurst and served a short service commission with the Grenadier Guards. On returning to the farm I completed a Graduate Diploma in Agriculture at the RAU. Since then I have been learning everything I can about regenerative farming.
Cover and catch cropping opportunities in UK arable agriculture
McDonald’s UK & Ireland
Growing cover crops is in vogue, and while it can make perfect sense, the application is less straight forward. I want to explore the practicalities of catch, cover and companion cropping in an arable rotation. How to maximise the benefits while avoiding the negatives. I also want to explore the opportunities it creates not just for the arable farmer but the wider rural community.