Farming

We look after a large amount of farmland across the UK. We’re working with our farms and tenants to produce local and seasonal food in an environmentally sustainable way

The Picture shows cows walking along the shoreline White park Bay
Steve Conisbee in a field with sheep

Fine Farm Produce Award winners 2018 

Every year we reward and celebrate the ingenuity of our best farmers and producers with the annual Fine Farm Produce Awards. Read the list of this year's winners from our 1,500 tenant farmers and estates.

Friendly cattle grazing coastal fields, Cape Cornwall

Seven of our most nature-friendly farms 

All over the country our wildlife is in trouble. But here are seven of our farms where our tenant farmers are working to bring nature back

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Don and Jenny's story

At Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire, retired farmer Don and his wife Jenny are rediscovering their love of agriculture. Don was diagnosed with dementia five years ago and lost touch with his farming past. But thanks to Jenny and the Farming Memories group she helped set up at Wimpole, Don has found a community that shares his life-long passion. ‘He’s got a glint in his eye again,’ says Jenny.

Farm produce

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Cows on the moo-ve

We all love a holiday, but cows on the Crom estate in Northern Ireland have particularly unusual way of getting to their summer destination. Every year the herd takes the plunge for a 100-metre swim across Lough Erne, carefully guided by our rangers. It’s all worth the effort though as they’re rewarded with 40 acres of fresh pasture on the island of Inishfendra, where their grazing helps to keep the scrub under control and allow wild flowers, bees and butterflies to flourish.

Sheep on Morte Point

Brexit and the future of farming 

As Britain prepares to leave the European Union, we're working in partnership with others to shape the future of farming and nature after Brexit.

 Farmer planting vegetable seedlings at Failand

Our views on food and farming 

We love sustainably produced, local and seasonal food because it's better for the special places we look after, better for the environment and tastes better too. Read about our views on food and farming.