- The Barker Boys
- 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.
Thursday, 24 May 2012
Wild on Wednesday
Patrick helps out Radio Suffolk with a monthly slot with Lesley Dolphin but this month he was unable to do it so I had to step into his Radio shoes!
The link can be found on BBC iplayer:
Fast forward to 1hr55mins and hear about all that has been going on down on the farm; weather, crop protection, wild seed mixes, Great crested newts, photography, rain harvesting and LEAF.