The lock down on rural crime
Rural crime is not new. Recent years, however, have witnessed criminals becoming more organised, increasingly brazen and violent, leaving farmers and landowners feeling vulnerable and intimidated as well as out of pocket. Over the next four pages South East Farmer investigates the key trends, latest scams and how to stay protected.
Delivering a fresh model
A model producer organisation for the future, the Avalon Growers’ Producer Organisation has developed a strong strategy facilitating members’ growth through its focus on the environment, improving quality and sharing information.
Time is right for a rethink on pesticides
Allenford Farms in Hampshire is a large mixed farming business which has integrated commercial arable and livestock production with conservation. The partners have achieved a radical departure from merely following official conservation policy.
Business began in castle grounds
Progressive farming is a byword for the Willis family’s Rookery Farms partnership, which is based near Newbury in Berkshire. This year marks a special anniversary as the family celebrates 120 years in farming.
This year, the business show will be welcoming more new exhibitors to the fastest growing land based event in the South East.