About Wheatsheaf Farming
Wheatsheaf Farming was formed in 2002 to carry out the farming operations of local farmers. It is now owned by 2 local landowners and also performs contract work on two other farms.
The total cropping acreage is around 700 hectares. The farms are located just south of Basingstoke either side of the M3 in Hampshire.
Wheatsheaf was originally conceived to provide economies of scale for smaller farms. The base for operations is Folly Farm, North Waltham. The business employs a full time Farm Manager and all other staff are brought in on a self employed basis as required. The arable cropping consists of winter crops of wheat, spelt, barley, oilseed rape, rye and beans and spring crops of wheat and barley.
Our Farm Manager is David Miller who looks after all the day to day running of Wheatsheaf Farming.
David was awarded the accolade of Arable Farmer of the Year in 2015 at the Farmers Weekly Awards and a Silver award for Arable Innovator of the Year in 2018 at the British Farming Awards.
David is a Nuffield Scholar and has travelled the world looking at various agricultural production methods.