David graduated from Harper Adams College with a degree in agri-food marketing before travelling the world for 12 months.

On his return he took over the family farm and contracting business based at York. David is now focused in combinable crops covering over 2,000 acres. He is BASIS and FACTS qualified and undertakes his own in-house agronomy.

David’s farm was one of the first AHDB monitor farms for a 3 year period and is focused on strip-tillage, improved margins  and soil health improvement.  Precision farming plays a big part in his business using RTK auto steer, Yara’s N-sensor and N-tester for fertilizer applications, yield mapping and variable rate drilling.

David has been involved in extensive on-farm trials in conjunction with organisations such as Yara, ADAS, PGRO and Syngenta.  He is also the current Chairman of Ridings Machinery Ring.  David joined the Woldmarsh Board in 2016.