Encouraging the skills and knowledge needed to manage soils effectively to meet the demands of modern farming systems is essential for the future sustainability of agriculture.

Practical experience and the ability to communicate effectively are key requisites for those wishing to follow in the footsteps of someone like Brian.  A number of agriculture and environmental industry organisations have kindly offered to provide opportunities for work experience, mentoring or training.

If you would like to find out how this might help your career development, please visit www.soils.org.uk/bcsf or to find our more details of how you can apply for a grant click here.