Soil Farmer of the Year Farm Walk – David Miller, Winner Arable Farmer

David Miller hosts a farm walk demonstrating the system which led him being chosen as the 2022 Arable Soil Farmer of the Year

About this event:

Based in Hampshire, David is this year’s arable Soil Farmer of the Year. David designed an approach whereby he has drastically reduced fuel consumption, crop protection inputs and fertiliser across a diverse arable system. Through combining direct drilling with the use of strategic cover and companion cropping within the rotation, David has reduced his need for bagged fertilisers, with 25% less nitrogen used and no applied phosphate or potassium for 7 years. Instead David uses roots to harvest what is needed for the following crop. David focuses on creating a profitable arable enterprise through creating a more resilient system with the soil at its heart

The farm walk will begin at 14:00 (and last around 2-3hrs), and will provide an opportunity to further hear and see how David’s management strategy has resulted in vast emissions savings and benefits to the bottom line, leading him to be awarded the Arable Winner in this year’s Soil Farmer of the Year competition.

The event will take place outside and refreshments will be provided.

The Soil Farmer of the Year competition is run in partnership with Innovation for Agriculture and kindly sponsored by Hutchinsons and Cotswold Seeds

How to Book

To sign-up please complete the eventbrite form here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/soil-farmer-of-the-year-farm-walk-david-miller-winner-arable-farmer-tickets-379650132767

If you have any problems, questions or queries please contact Emma Adams (emma.adams@farmcarbontoolkit.org.uk)