organic, farming, advice

Welcome to the Mark Measures Associates website!

I work exclusively with organic farming, having found over 30 years of being at the forefront of organic farming in the UK that it really does work, it is commercially viable and provides effective solutions to many of the problems facing food, farming, the environment and society.

Organic farming does not have all the answers but it does go further than any other farming system to address the problems that face agriculture and society in a finite world, and it provides the best basis for the future.

Organic farming is rooted in principles that put the concept of a holistic view of the world (linking the health of the soil, plant, animal and humankind), into practice through soil management, crop rotation, recycling and minimising inputs. Organic farming causes less pollution, enhances wildlife, reduces the use of finite resources and produces quality food.

Mark Measures Associates is a consultancy business that provides information, advice and support to farmers and landowners, commercial businesses, research projects and policy groups wishing to manage, develop or support organic farms. Mark Measures is the principle consultant; other specialist advisers are engaged as needed for specific projects. We work mainly in the UK, but have extensive experience or organic farming in many other parts of the world. We offer a unique combination of technical expertise, business knowledge and advisory experience.

organic, farming, advice

Mark Measures BSc. (Hons.),
IOTA (Accredited), ARAgS

A Study Tour of Arable and Field Vegetable Production in The Netherlands
Tuesday 16th to Thursday 18th May 2017

Information sheet here
Booking form here
Draft itinerary here

Organic production - mechanical weed control -
soil fertility

The 3-day study tour will be of interest to organic farmers, growers and advisers as well as conventional producers interested in using mechanical weed control and organic methods of soil and crop management.

We will visit farms growing arable crops and field vegetables. The tour will include organic research and demonstration from Dutch machinery manufacturers. It will be an opportunity for new ideas and challenging discussion with leading UK organic adviser Mark Measures.

For background information on organic research
in The Netherlands see  

If you are interested and would like to book a place please contact:
Sarah Jameson

Mark Measures Associates
01588 640 118 / 01547 528 546 /


Organic Farm Management Handbook

11th edition (2017)

Co-writtten by Mark Measures, this is a ‘must have’
publication for everyone interested in the business of
organic farming and growing.

The 11th Edition of the Organic Farm Management
Handbook is now available and provides all the latest information on organic grants, the state of the market and gross margins for a wide range of enterprises.

Copies are available from Organic Research Centre
on 01488 658298

Please e-mail
for discounted bulk/trade order prices.