Robert is a first-generation farmer. His father was a solicitor in Newmarket. One of his clients offered Robert work experience on his farm. It was hard, dirty work but Robert was hooked.
Robert applied and gained a place at the renowned Harper Adams Agricultural College to study Agricultural Marketing and Business Studies.
He won a travel award to study farming in New Zealand and Australia. Robert returned to the United Kingdom in 1981 to manage Thrift Farm and has farmed it in his own right since 1988.
Robert has expanded the business by buying land, share farming and renting and farming land under management agreements. Law Farming now covers Thrift Farm, Chrishall Grange and Rectory Farm and has co-hosted the Cereals Event four times.
In 2006, Robert won the prestigious Farmers Weekly “Farmer of the Year Award.” He was judged to be “a truly determined farmer who combines a thriving business with a passion for the countryside and promoting farming to the public.”
Robert is married and has two children, several chickens, dogs and horses. And sheep. And cattle.