Local knowledge transfer
26 September 2014
Why join as a Monitor Farm? I like the idea of having local knowledge transfer. I would have been interested in getting involved anyway, even if I wasn’t hosting. We do a lot of visits for all sorts of people and I like having people on farm visits as it gives us fresh perspectives and keeps us being challenged. It helps us to realise that we’re not really in competition.
I’ve been benchmarking with the Somerset group for six or seven years, and I like the challenge – why we grow particular crops, and so on.
We’re keen to look at how we can get our income more consistent so we can plan for investment better. I’m thinking of solar and Anaerobic Digestion (AD) on the farm, to help us make farm income more secure.
One of the topics for discussion during the three-year Monitor Farm programme will be how to secure more consistent income from crops, including the possibility of AD.