In addition to overseeing the 1,600 ha that Law Farming covers on the Hertfordshire, Essex and Cambridgeshire borders, Robert manages a further 550 ha of farmland in Nottinghamshire and is a partner in the Balnespick Estate near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.
Robert is a first generation farmer having studied Agricultural Marketing and Business Studies at Harper Adams. He won a travel award to study farming in New Zealand and Australia before returning to manage Thrift Farm in 1981. He began farming in his own right in 1988 and since then the business has expanded to its present size through the purchase of land, share farming, renting and management agreements.
In 2006 he won the Farmers Weekly ‘Farmer of the Year’ competition and Law Farming has hosted the Cereals Event several times.