Antony Pearce farms 360ha of arable land in Buckinghamshire, and as past chairman of the Joint Venture Farming Group is passionate about collaborative farming. He talks about establishing a joint venture with a neighbouring farm to spread costs and secure future sustainability.
Antony trained in finance before returning to the 900 acre family farm in 2014. Located in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire he farmed in partnership with his father until 2015. Since then the mixed farm has evolved under his management, cattle & sheep have gone but Christmas turkeys and market focused combinable crops remain. He now farms 3200 acres through a joint venture and was recognised as an emerging leader by the Oxford Farming Conference in 2017. The family also farm 900 acres in the Cotswolds which has been farmed as a 2100 acre arable joint venture with neighbours since 2007. He is passionate about collaborative farming and was a board member of the Joint Venture Farming Group from 2011 to 2019.