While efficiently producing wholesome food, a philosophy called Integrated Farm Management (IFM), is used to take great care of the natural environment. IFM seeks to harmonise nature and the science of food production, ensuring pollution is minimised, the landscape is enhanced and wildlife habitats that produce bio-diversity are encouraged.
The Farrington family has been farming in East Northamptonshire for four generations – today, the management of the farm is carried out by Robert and Duncan Farrington. Bottom Farm is an all arable enterprise running to around 730 acres growing winter wheat, oilseed rape and spring beans. A big priority is on maintaining and developing a business which can be handed on to future generations. This means adopting modern farming technology, whilst, at the same time, being sympathetic to the environment. Following an integrated farming approach helps us do just this.