A Scrivelsby man has been elected as vice-chairman of the Lincolnshire branch committee of the Country Land and Business Association.
Francis Dymoke’s family have been based at Scrivelsby Grange for 34 generations.
He will be deputy to Roger Douglas who runs a farming partnership in four locations on and off the Wolds from his home base at Croxby near Market Rasen.
Both men hold office as a Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire and are former High Sheriffs of the county.
Mr Dymoke runs the family estate at Scrivelsby. The 3,100 acres on the southern edge of the Wolds are mainly arable with 400 acres of permanent pasture of which 250 acres are an ancient deer park and 150 acres hardwoods.
The land grows a wide range of crops including 34 acres of miscanthus which supplies the Drax power station.
Other renewable energy schemes are under consideration and an anaerobic digester is in the pipeline.
This will be run by Mr Dymoke’s eldest son, Henry, who is now involved in the estate and has particular charge of the woodland.
A 900 head commercial flock crossed with Suffolks is run on the pasture.
A former graduate of the Royal Agricultural College and Hull University, Mr Dymoke is a chartered accountant and worked for 15 years in London before returning to the estate.
He is chairman of Scrivelsby Parish Council and a trustee of the Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire.
Other interests are country sports, tennis and sailing.
He is married to Gail and has two other children, Thomas and Emily.
Along with Mr Douglas, Mr Dymoke will be working to ensure English farmers receive a fair deal within the European Community.
They will also be lobbying for better provision of broadband in rural areas and working with local authorities on green energy initiatives.