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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.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Bridging the gap

One thing we try and do on the farm is bridge the gap between us the farmer and you the general public. This is done by a number of ways either with evening talks to local clubs, farm tours that we have been busy doing in the last couple of months, helping at other larger events such as the Suffolk Schools Farm Fair, Open Farm Sunday (organised through LEAF) and LEAF Technical days which we are heading off to later. All these events are done by invitation and getting people of the farm directly to have a one on one interaction with a farmer. Those who have not been to one of these events can organise their local clubs to have an evening talk or Spring Farm Tour by booking directly with us or through LEAF.

We moved into the modern age and bridge the gap with this Blog, set up so that we could try and keep everyone reading it informed about little things that we find and do through out the year. However we do apologies for the posting as of late, life is busy down on the farm and around the farming community so posting as been infrequent. Sorry for that, note to self, must try harder!

Our latest interactions on the farm for visitors have been installed around the farm, with a large amount of footpaths and bridleways on the farm that are always walked and enjoyed by many. We thought this was an area we could try and feed a little bit on info out and about. So last week our new LEAF information boards have been put up to hopefully give the walkers, horse riders and cyclists a snippet of information as they wander designated routes. They have interesting facts about farmland habitats, species and farming operations with the odd diagram so you can put a machine to the operation.

I hope you find them interesting to read and look forward to seeing on or around the farm, hopefully on the footpaths! BWB

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