Beanstalk Global /AHDB Talking Leaders Series: A conversation with Sean Cameron: Soil Steward and Argentinian Arable Farmer.

We know how important it is to be inspired by both big businesses and individuals, which is why we are excited to present Talking Leaders, a monthly initiative from the AHDB which will see a series of inspirational speakers share their life experiences and deliver impactful stories to the AgriLeader community.

In our November broadcast we were delighted to be joined by Argentinian Arable Farmer Sean Cameron.

Educated at St George’s College in Argentina followed by Fettes College in Edinburgh, Sean Graduated in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University. After 5 years working as a trader in London for Louis Dreyfus, he returned to the family farm in Argentina.

The farm was purchased by his Great Grandfather in 1916 on the south-eastern edge of the Pampas in the Province of Buenos Aires as a sheep farm.  This gradually veered towards Aberdeen Angus cattle and an ever-increasing amount of annual grain crops and potatoes. In 1993 Sean returned to manage the farm with his Canadian wife Jennifer, it then became 100% arable annual cropping, and by 1996 all the farm was farmed in a no-till farming system.

Presently, it includes 9 centre pivot irrigating machines, each sized between 53 and 88 Ha’s and a 12,000 tonne drying & storage grain facility, as well as all the machinery necessary for planting, protecting and harvesting their crops.  They now own approx 2,200 Ha’s & rent a further 1,600 Ha’s.

The farms’ main crops are wheat, barley, white clover seed production, sunflower, corn and seed corn and sweet corn produced under irrigation.  They occasionally produce peas and plant second crop soybeans after wheat and barley harvest.

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Filmed 30th November 2023.

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