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02Oct 20

Trefranck Farm – Cornwall, UK

Matt and Pip Smith raise Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW), Certified Grassfed by AGW and Certified Non-GMO by AGW sheep and venison at Trefranck Farm in Cornwall. The farm has been in Pip’s family since 1703 and the couple took over the running of it together from her parents in 2014 with a flock of roughly 1,100 sheep. The Smiths were awarded Sheep Farmer of the Year in 2017 by the Farmers Weekly Awards and Matt,…

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25Sep 20
Regenerative Farming: Our Only Hope Or The Next Big Con?

Regenerative Farming: The next big con?

Before I get shot down, let me start by saying that I believe the collection of practices being described today as ‘regenerative farming’ have huge potential to put the brakes on—and indeed reverse—many of the negative impacts of industrial agriculture. Regenerative farming practices and principles offer solutions to some of the crazy activities that many farmers have been encouraged—or even forced—to partake in. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that the widespread adoption of regenerative farming is…

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03Sep 20
Certified Regenerative By AGW Announcement

Regenerative Is For Everyone. New ‘Certified Regenerative by AGW’ label meets producers where they are on a journey of regenerative stewardship.

In a first for the industry, not-for-profit/charity certifier A Greener World UK/Europe has launched a plan-based regenerative certification, Certified Regenerative by A Greener World (AGW). As public interest in sustainability continues to increase and broaden in its scope, the demand for rigorous, meaningful assurances of responsible farming practices has grown. Building on its successful family of leading labels, the new certification will provide a whole-farm assurance of sustainability, measuring benefits for soil, water, air, biodiversity, infrastructure, animal welfare and social…

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01Sep 20
Fernhill Farm Farm Profile

Fernhill Farm – Somerset, UK

Andy Wear, Jennifer Hunter and their two boys, Kyle and Seth, are first-generation farmers at Fernhill Farm, situated on the top of the Mendip Hills in Somerset, at the heart of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The family raises Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW), Certified Grassfed by AGW and Certified Non-GMO by AGW beef cattle and sheep on species-rich pasture. They are passionate about conservation, regenerative agriculture, rural skills and natural fibres. The farming practices…

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28Aug 20
Ivy House Farm Farm Profile

Ivy House Farm – Somerset, UK

Geoff and Kim Bowles raise Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) and Certified Non-GMO by AGW dairy cattle on pasture at Ivy House Farm in north-east Somerset. Geoff and Kim Bowles moved to the picturesque village of Beckington in 1982 and began farming a small herd of Friesian cows. As the price of milk continued to drop, they realised something had to make drastic changes in order to sustain the farm busines, so they decided to diversify.…

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