The Brooks Family joined the pilot to help us improve the Sustainable Farming Incentive.
For over a century, the family has worked on South Thorness Farm, which is found on the north-west coast of the Isle of Wight, within the Hamstead Heritage Coast Area Of Natural Beauty.
Listen to how sisters Jess and Sarah, along with their parents Adrian and Joyce, run through the management of theifarm and their decision to join the pilot. As you’ll see, they’re passionate about the role small grassland farms can play in the future of our countryside. They intend to protect and enhance their farm’s exceptionally diverse wildlife.
Over the past few months, we’ve been learning from the experience of farmers in the pilot. Keep an eye out for Future Farming blog posts where we’ll continue to update you on what we’ve learned and what we’re doing about it.
Thanks to the Brooks Family for taking part.
Please note: The guidance for the Sustainable Farming Incentive is different from the guidance for the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.