Sorry for the lack of posts this year. The farm has been doing really well with the acquisitions of 350 more acres on a contract farming basis. This has meant a lot of time has been taken up with the preparing and taking over of these new contracts. The winter wet weather also made it very dull on the farm and I avoided just passing on my moans about the weather to the Blog as we are all in the same boat!
We have also bought out another company away from the farm, which we are in the process of revitalising and restructuring. This has also taken a resources and our time has been spread very thin but soon we hope to be back writing again about all things farm and beyond.
Many thanks for popping in.
The Barker Boys
- 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.