Soil Farmer of the Year Announced

Julian Gold, an arable farmer from Oxfordshire has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Soil
Farmer of the Year.
The competition, now in its fourth year is organised by the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit (FCCT) and
Innovation for Agriculture (IfA) and is generously sponsored by Cotswold Seeds and Lush.
The competition aims to find famers and growers who are engaged with, and passionate about
managing their soils in a way which supports productive agriculture, reduces greenhouse gas
emissions, and builds soil health, organic matter and carbon.
Julian farms 751 hectares of medium soils and grows a variety of crops. Focussing on carbon
management, Julian has been using a range of techniques including controlled traffic farming and
minimising tillage to achieve his goals and prioritise soil health.
Julian has been chosen as the winner this year due to the enthusiasm and passion for which he
manages his soil, as well as his desire to spread the message and share information. He focusses on
developing a simple system which delivers in terms of improved soil health, maintains production
and develops resilience.

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