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Circular agriculture: The Devon farm striving for self-sufficiency

Elliot Cole

Elliot Cole, member of the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) helps out on the family farm in Devon, in between completing his agricultural business management degree at Reading University. He speaks to Energy Now about supporting the National Farmers Union’s net zero by 2040 target, with renewable energy and environmental schemes and by becoming as self-sufficient as possible.

Elliot’s family farms 161 hectares of land, some tenanted, some owned, with a mixture of broiler chickens, beef cattle and arable, with renewable, environmental and agri-tech initiatives to support each enterprise.

The farm has a clear ambition to

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