Courtyard Farm is an 800-acre estate with a range of habitats which are specifically managed for conservation. These include extensive grassland, varied hedges, woodland, ponds, arable, wheat, flowers, conservation access, arable conservation headlands scrub habitat and a chalk pit. The farm employs a conservation estate manager and a conservation trainee.The work at Courtyard Farm is becoming recognised regionally and nationally in farming and conservation circles. The farm is not much changed from its original enclosure in 1781. At present its current use is 400 acres cereals, 160 sugar beet, 40 acres organic species-rich grassland and 70 acres species-rich grassland and arable conservation areas.