Life after subsidies: Brigg

Past Event - booking closed

21 February 2019

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Hibaldstow Village Hall, Station Road, Hibaldstow, Brigg, North Lincolnshire

DN20 9DY

Facing a future with increasing loss of actives and decreasing farm incomes, how can you create a sustainable farm business? This meeting at Brigg Monitor Farm will look at how old techniques, ideas used in the organic sector, could be blended with new ideas and innovations to help find a way forward.

We will be joined by Richard Thompson, chairman of Organic Farmers and Growers who runs an organic mixed farm in East Yorkshire, and Paul Gosling, crop protection scientist at AHDB.

About the farm

Colin Chappell farms with his family at Gander Farm near Brigg, Lincolnshire. The lowland mixed arable and beef unit has 615 ha combinable crops and 32 ha permanent pasture. Colin’s arable rotation is normally peas or oilseed rape, followed by two wheats. He recently replaced his second wheats either with spring wheat due to black-grass pressure, or maize on lighter land for a local AD plant. During the three years of the programme Colin hopes to look at succession, joint venture farming and how his farm can survive in a post-EU Britain.

For more information contact Judith Stafford, AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Knowledge Exchange Manager, on or 07891 556623.