Farm used as a beef unit
A grade two listed farm set down a long driveway with about 130 acres in Wealden countryside has a range of modern and period farm buildings.
Pursuing a career in farming
This month I have been chatting to young farmers from around the country to see what advice they can offer any readers that are hoping to pursue a career in farming
Under 40s fruit growers conference
A highly regarded professor inspired a major improvement in the fruit industry’s knowledge base as the result of an insight that had very little to do with horticulture and everything to do with human nature.
Good time to end milk quotas
On the end of the farmhouse wall at Kingston Hill Farm in Oxfordshire is a plaque. It is from the old Countryside Commission, and congratulates Poul Christensen for combining conservation with a successful dairy farm. Today, the 1,320 acre business – which is mostly rented from St Johns College, Oxford – is run by Poul’s son David, who has lost none of his father’s enthusiasm for keeping an eye on profit and the environment.
Public sees organic farm
On Sunday 7 June, Chegworth Valley in Kent opened the farm gates to more than 170 visitors as part of Open Farm Sunday.