Members enjoyed a tour of the fascinating Quex Park estate in Kent this week, marking the start of CLA South East's 2023 AGM season.
Quex Park operates in the farming, leisure and property sectors. The team farms over 1,000 acres with a further 1,200 acres under contract agreements with other farmers.
Main crops include wheat, oilseed rape, oats, beans, potatoes and vining pea seed, and on the marshland a herd of Sussex cattle is grazed.
In recent years, Quex Park has widened its income streams by re-purposing disused agricultural buildings, transforming it into an educational and visitor destination too.
This includes a hugely successful farm shop, restaurant, two schools, livery stables and riding schools, alongside an events calendar that attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year.
The event was kindly supported by Kreston Reeves and Birketts, with talks from CLA Deputy President Victoria Vyvyan and Estate Managing Director Anthony Curwen.