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Cousins working together on our family owned farm with the aim of running a commercial modern farm producing high yielding, high standard crops while maximising wildlife diversity. Brian is said to be the farmer and conservationist, whereas Patrick is a conservationist and farmer. This mix has given a new direction for the farm, building upon the work that our fathers and grandfather has done to improve the overall success of the farm business. The farm has gone from strength to strength with the farm being recognised at a national level winning the coveted National FWAG’s Silver Lapwing Award for farming and conservation in 2009 and then Patrick and Brian were named Countryside Farmer of the Year by the Farmers Weekly in 2010.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Wild on Wednesdays

I have been invited to be part of BBC Radio Suffolk's panel of countryside contributors in a slot called 'Wild on Wednesdays' on Lesley Dolphin's afternoon show. Today was the first time I had the opportunity to contribute to the show and it can be heard on the BBC iplayer - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00dv96z but only lasts for a week. Other contributors to this show are Nicola Currie (CLA), Stephen Rash (NFU), Paul Stancliffe (BTO), Iain Barthorpe (RSPB) and Julian Roughton (SWT). This is another opportunity for me show off the work that we are doing and bang the drum for British and Suffolk Farmers. PJB

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