Company: The Soil First Trading Company
For the past 16 years Steve Townsend has been working with farmers advising them on minimum tillage and no-till systems in the UK, Ireland and Europe.
He has expertise in soil testing and speciality fertilisers.
Prior to running his own business, Steve spent 13 years with Monsanto, the last five of which he lead the ECOtillage project looking a minimum tillage for the UK within a partnership with Simba International.
Steve is also a hobby farmer, running 9.6ha of Gloucestershire grassland. The family - wife Sharon and daughters Holly and Katie - also keep sheep, cattle and pigs.