In 2017 the Emsden Trophy was awarded to Peter Lingham & Partners and Plantlife, a conservation charity working to save threatened wildflowers, plants and fungi.
The 250ha Ranscombe Farm near Rochester is Plantlife’s largest nature reserve in England. It includes arable farmland, ancient woodland and chalk grassland and is an important site for rare wildflowers. The site is managed by Plantlife in partnership with Medway Council, with farmer Andrew Lingham providing the grazing and arable management needed to ensure its future.
By kind invitation of Andrew Lingham, this year’s Emsden Trophy presentation will be held at his farm in addition to a farm walk, during which he will discuss how his commitment to sustainable production has led him into no till crop establishment, arable cover cropping and mob grazing of stock, along with how he has reduced energy use and feedstocks, using soil biology to work better for crops.
Refreshments and supper will be provided.
The event is free to attend, although donations to the CLA Charitable Trust will be gratefully accepted on the day. Please ensure you book your place by contacting Esme Jepp at the South East office on 01264 313434, or emailing email@example.com.
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