Dr Liz Genever is a beef and sheep consultant specialising in grass and forage systems. She is a mixed farmer in south-east Lincolnshire. She worked at AHDB for 13 years as a technical specialist and established her own independent consultancy business in 2019.
Liz was part of OFC Emerging Leaders programme in 2020 and completed the WCF Challenge of Rural Leadership course in 2016. She just completed the holistic management training.
Her goals are to be the go-to-person for beef and sheep farmers interested in regenerative approaches, and to develop and deliver a holistic approach for her home farm. She has experience of managing research and knowledge exchange project over her career, which including AHDB’s Ram Compare and Challenge Sheep projects.
She has successfully established an initiative called Carbon Dating (www.carbon-dating.farm), which is aiming to connect arable farmers who want livestock with graziers.
Nic Renison is a farmer from the Eden Valley in Cumbria. After ten years working within her family’s dairy farming business, she worked for NMR, Schering-Plough and lastly three years at AHDB working in the Knowledge Exchange Team.
Along with her husband Paul (Reno), they moved to their farm in 2012 and over the last ten years have been on their own ‘regenerative journey’. Initially via rotational grazing which has been the catalyst to a major shift in both mindset and motivation, Nic and Paul’s ambition is that Cannerheugh Farm will become the go to place for pasture-based farming in the north of England.
Nic was an OFC Emerging Leader in 2017 and is currently studying holistic management. She is passionate about farmer-to-farmer learning, bringing together people to learn, discuss and challenge the current paradigm. She enjoys working with the community, government and stakeholders to communicate the complexities and possibilities of regenerative farming.