Merritt has worked in agriculture for over 30 years,
first in conventional farming in the UK, then in subsistence
pig and poultry farming systems in Asia Pacific and
Africa. Stephen was the first Organic Conversion Information
Service Adviser in the UK, recruited by Elm Farm in
1996, advising beef, sheep, poultry and pig farmers
and training new advisers.
with his wife, Stephen developed an organic vegetable
box scheme and later set up an organic poultry production,
slaughter and processing enterprise in Wales. Alongside
running his poultry enterprise, Stephen has continued
to provide consultancy and advice. He is the author
of the Organic Poultry Guide (2007).
Tel: 01267 253 570