‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 19 – Jim Shanks

The second stop on my recent road trip was to Jim Shanks’ farm in the Scottish Borders, near Hawick. Jim is a dairy farmer but is also heavily diversified and grows 300 tonnes of red tomatoes each year as well as having a biomass boiler and anaerobic digestor connecting the whole system, cleverly using the waste from the cows to generate heat for the tomato glasshouse. I really enjoyed meeting Jim and was impressed by his tenacity, determination and drive. Hope you enjoy it!

 

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