- Soil Association
- Sophie Alexander
Farmer and Grower Board Member
Sophie farms 400 hectares at Hemsworth in Dorset. The main part of the farm was converted in 2009 and Sophie converted the remaining 150ha in 2014. Main cropping is Winter and Spring wheat, Winter and Spring oats and Spring Barley. 30-40% herbal ley rotation is let out on an annual grazing license for replacement organic dairy heifers.
Sophie participated in Innovative Farmer compost tea trials for 3 years and now the temperature controlled composting trials. She was nominated for the Arable Innovator of the Year Award in 2017 and is a columnist for Arable Farming magazine.
Sophie is Chairman of Organic Arable Ltd; Chairman of Wimborne NFU branch and Vice Chair of Dorset CLA.