Blue skies and temperatures approaching 30 degrees greeted members on a sold-out summer social at Dyson Farming in Compton, Berkshire.
The CLA was delighted to hold a joint Berkshire and Oxfordshire summer event and AGM 2022 at Dyson, with three trailers touring the farm on a stunning day.
Nearly 100 members also enjoyed talks from James Dawson, estate surveyor, and Edward Hall, farm manager, and also heard an update on the CLA's recent work from Vice President Gavin Lane.
A drinks reception was held in the grain store to cool off, before guests tucked into a hog roast.
The CLA would like to thank Carter Jonas (both branches), Freeths (Oxfordshire) and James Cowper Kreston (Berkshire) for their kind support.
Dyson Farming Limited is an agricultural company owned by Sir James Dyson and his family, farming across Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Lincolnshire and Gloucestershire.
Crop production is at the core of the business with a diverse rotation of combinable and root crops, onions, vining peas and energy crops, and with the sheep and cattle enterprise forming part of a wider sustainable farming system.
From soil health to high tech agronomy, there is a commitment to a long-term regenerative business model leaving a positive legacy forming the business’s100-year plan.
During the tour, members were taken through the farm and had the opportunity to see a range of diversification projects and commercial lettings alongside crop production and environmental stewardship.