Today we’re in Shropshire meeting farm manager Michael Kavanagh who is also a founding director of The Green Farm Collective, a company set up for knowledge exchange, to trade carbon and biodiversity and regeneratively farmed produce. Michael has also previously managed farms in North Yorkshire and Essex. In 2014 he transitioned 600 acres of the arable farm that he currently manages to zero till and his rotation is diverse consisting of milling wheats, heritage wheats, malting barley and quinoa. He now farms around 1700 acres in total. His system also includes 650 ewes which are lambed outdoors using an extensive system. He was runner up in the Soil Farmer of the Year 2020, winner of the Climate Change Champions competition 2022 and a 2022 finalist in the Farmers Weekly Awards Farm Manager of the Year category. Like Ben, he is also a current scholar on the Oxford Farming Conference Inspire Programme.
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