Spreader settings and accuracy is important to me because it is protecting my investment, the environment and it is protecting my pride and passion as a good farmer. I farm in a little village in North Lincolnshire, called Scotton. My grandfather came down in 1957 and bought the farm, my father carried on farming and I am the third generation on this farm. I was always going to be farmer, there was never any choice. I have driven tractors since I was six years old, I learnt the ropes from my father. I watched him work in the fields and everything, I have been taught by him. There was never a question that I would do anything other than be a farmer. I am proud to be a farmer because I am out in the soil and the fields every day. I am proud to be a farmer because I am providing food for people. I am proud to be a farmer because I am looking after the environment in the best possible way I can. I am just proud to be farmer. I think setting the spreader up is time and money well spent. It is protecting my investment, the environment and the ecological value of the crop. I need to set the spreader up because I have invested a lot in the spreader itself, the tractor and the fertiliser. I need to know I am putting it in at the right place and the right time. Making sure your spreader is set up correctly will give you a nice, even yield. This is important, not only for harvest, because you will be able to harvest everything evenly, but also your yield will be even across the whole field. The thing with spreader settings is that people get the misconception that it is time consuming – but they can do it whenever they want to! You do not have to do the spreader settings the day you go out. You can set the spreader up any time you like. You can go into the field when there is nothing on, get the settings, write them down, and then you are all ready to go when the time is ready. The end result of this is going to be better, higher yields and more return on my investment. It just makes sense financially to do this. There are times when I wish I had a quiet job, when the winds are coming past me at a hundred miles per hour. When it is cold, rain and frost, and I still have to be out in it. No, I still go home at night and thank that I’m a farmer.