At Rectory Farm we take great pride in our ability to balance the pressures of modern farming and the need to conserve and enhance the environment. The farm has been involved in many government stewardship schemes, the aim of which are to improve the beauty and diversity of the countryside. Across the holding, substantial wildlife improvements are being made through the creation of grass strips within arable fields, improved hedgerow management and feeding and nesting sites for farmland birds. To encompass all of these farming principles, Rectory farm is an active member of LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming).
In acknowledgement of the conservation work on the farm we have won several farming awards including the ‘Most Beautiful Farm Award’ granted for conservation, diversification and public access, FWAG Silver Lapwing Award, regional finalists for the RSPB Nature of Farming Award and finalists in the Farmers Weekly ‘Countryside Farmer of the Year’.