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After selling a successful farming business in Surrey, Chris founded a management consultancy firm. The success of this venture funded his purchase of Nethergill Farm, but also gave him a unique perspective on the difficulties facing one of the most challenging branches of modern agriculture – hill farming.
Steven Crabtree is a third-generation farmer who has seen many changes over his years at Bolton Park Farm. From results-based innovations to embracing new technologies, see how Steven has mixed tradition with progress, to keep moving forward in uncertain times.
Change is nothing new to the farming industry. During lean times in the late nineties, Tom Mellor was forced to take stock of what was possible on his farm, and move things in a different direction. The result was Wold Top Brewery – one of the most successful independent brewers in Yorkshire.
See how diversification has helped Jim Nightingale and his family transform a traditional arable farm into a thriving, modern business. Holiday cottages, log cabins, and pig farming have all played a part in changing Street Farm completely, while losing none of its original charm.