JOSEPH ELKINGTON, PIONEER OF LAND DRAINAGE

JOSEPH ELKINGTON, PIONEER OF LAND DRAINAGE

As part of our ‘pioneers in agriculture’ series we take a look at Joseph Elkington: the man who transformed the agricultural landscape through his work in land drainage. ‘Pioneer of Land Drainage’ is the phrase found on the modest monument to Joseph Elkington that...
TEN HOUSEHOLD FOOD SPENDING TRENDS FOR 2021

TEN HOUSEHOLD FOOD SPENDING TRENDS FOR 2021

Food retailing trends are highly relevant to maize growers, over 90% of whom are milk producers, because changes in consumer buying habits of dairy products will influence the terms of the contracts on which they sell their milk. For this latest blog, Farm Zone,...
JOHN MECHI AND TIPTREE HALL FARM

JOHN MECHI AND TIPTREE HALL FARM

Part five of our ‘pioneers in agriculture’ series takes a look at some interesting aspects of the life of John Mechi – founder of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution  Those who have had dealings with the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution may have...
MY JOB IS: COMMERCIAL MANAGER AT BRIGHT MAIZE – Laura Drury

MY JOB IS: COMMERCIAL MANAGER AT BRIGHT MAIZE – Laura Drury

 Continuing our series looking at the people who make Bright Maize a success, here we speak to Laura Drury – Commercial Manager Managing change is the kind of challenge which Laura Drury relishes. She recently took over as commercial manager at Bright Maize, tasked...
Open Day 2020

Open Day 2020

In spite of the scourge of Coronavirus currently sweeping the land, Bright Maize, one of the biggest UK suppliers of maize seed, managed to hold its Open Day on Wednesday 2nd September at Fovant, near Salisbury. This was a bold move, and one of the first farming...