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Who we are

The only asset any company has is its people. We make the difference.

Steve Townsend
Managing Director

Key skills: –

Min-til, No-til and crop nutrition

Steve began his career as a trainee at RHM in the South West. He then joined Monsanto, where he developed his evangelical passion for less intensive tillage techniques.

In 2002 he started Soil First Farming as a consultancy to help growers make the shift to min and no-til. Maxi-Phi was born when Steve noticed a huge lack of understanding of the minor nutritional issues that growers face. Not one to let this go by (unlike in his rugby career….) he researched and created the unique system that is Maxi-Phi.

He now splits his time between moaning about ploughing, watching Gloucester lose, telling Paul what to do and talking to growers about the joy of no-til drilling.