NFL has now launched as a LEAF Demonstration Farm. On 16th June 2020 we held a virtual launch to over 80 people and were officially launched by Phil Spencer. We became the 41st such Demonstration Farm to be launched, and are currently the only one in the South East.
Watch the launch here.
The launch, chaired by Philip Wynn, Chairman of LEAF, was attended by over 80 delegates, with representative from a broad range of interests from wildlife and conservation groups, local and national produce and food companies, to educational organisations as well as those interested in farming and integrated farm management. Phil Spencer from Channel 4’s Location, Location, Location officially launched Nonington Farms. He praised James and Emma for being ‘forward thinking farmers’, recognising their efforts in putting the environment first in everything they do on the farm.
LEAF Demonstration Farms are working, commercial farms which show best practice examples of practical examples of Integrated Farm Management (IFM) on their farms to wider audiences of both the farming and political world. The network of farms showcase sustainability and resilience in the farming landscape, and act as centres of excellence for learning and knowledge exchange.
The event was sponsored by Clydesdale Bank, Crawfords, Claas and Frontier.