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Lynn Bailey


Not just a field on a farm- how we diversified by maximising our farm and land

Lynn Bailey along with her husband Richard have diversified Bawdon Lodge Farm, Leicestershire by transforming farm
buildings into a business community, developing a solar energy source, being part of the National Forest Tender Scheme and
by creating an award winning Wedding & Events business with an onsite gin distillery. All whilst still farming.
A seminar for those looking to diversity their farm and hear an honest account from hands-on farmers.

About Lynn Bailey

Bawdon Lodge Farm is a National Forest site and working arable farm nestled away in the heart of the Charnwood Forest within Leicestershire. The Bailey family have been farming for over 90 years. The present generation are Richard & Lynn Bailey.
Lynn has worked in the hospitality and training industries for over 30 years and joined the family farming business in 2010.
Richard studied Agriculture at Harper Adams and continued to farm both dairy and arable whilst being NFU Country Chairman and then working for the NFU Mutual as an Agent and Group Secretary.
In 2012 Bawdon Lodge Events Ltd was born and Richard left the NFU to help Lynn to deliver the growing weddings and events business both on and offsite, along with retailing the gin distilled on the farm. An established venue with an award winning team; they also offer consultancy to other farm and landowners interested in diversifying into wedding and events.