Jonty Brunyee is General Manager of FarmED, The Centre for Farm & Food Education based in the Cotswolds.
The Centre aims to promote and accelerate the transition towards regenerative farming and sustainable food systems.
Jonty is passionate about regenerative farming, sustainable food and knowledge exchange, and has 25 years of experience in the sustainable farming and environmental sector. He is also a National Trust farm tenant at Conygree Farm (www.conygreefarm.co.uk) in the Cotswolds, producing organic and pasture fed beef and lamb. He won the National Trust’s Farming with Nature Award in 2017. He completed a Nuffield Scholarship in 2016 studying sustainable farming, and is an active member of the Pasture Fed Livestock Association.
Jimmy Stobart farms in the Eden valley in Cumbria with his brother, Tom. The farm extends to 780 hectares (1927 acres) split into two main blocks, consisting of 100 hectares run on a rotational grazing system and the rest made up of SDA and moorland under a Higher Level Stewardship.
The farm runs 260 wagyu cattle reared on a live weight contract, they are mob grazed throughout the year with half of the cattle being out-wintered. The sheep flock comprises 400 hill ewes, with the replacements wintered at home alongside 200 Texel x ewe lambs.
Jimmy has recently been awarded a Nuffield Scholarship and his topic is ‘Effective monitoring methods that measure ecological outcomes in grazing systems’. He also runs a contract shearing business working on farms throughout Cumbria and the UK.
CFE South East and PROWATER invite you to a free workshop on 'Water Resources on Your Farm', including the latest initiatives and support for water provision and protection.Thursday 28th November 2019, 10am-3pm at Hugh Lowe Farms, Mereworth ME18 5NE.
Join CFE and partners for an introduction to measuring natural capital, an update on Cross Compliance and a refresher of responsible and efficient pesticide use. Bothamsall, Notts - Tues 26th Nov 2019. Free event with lunch, farm walk and CPD points.
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