Fifteen months ago an idea came into my head. Wouldn't it be brilliant if some of the young farmers and conservationists who are just starting out in their careers could come together at an event to learn from each other, talk with each other and build connections. After all, as individual organisations and networks Young … Continue reading The Next Generation of farmers and naturalists talking together
At the Birdfair in 2016 a plan for an event was formed and tomorrow it will finally become reality. For the first time members of the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs and A Focus on Nature, the UK youth conservation network, will come together to learn about conservation on farmland today and discuss the … Continue reading #farmenviro30
I visited the Royal Welsh Show at Builth Wells, Powys last month. Here's my take on the show, as part of the Meet the Farmers podcast series, with a particular focus on young farmers and younger handlers. I find out what it's like to live in rural Wales as a young person.
If you want to understand a subject you must learn to see it from different perspectives. This is particularly true of land use, a topic in which there are as many viewpoints as you can possibly imagine. It's why I am trying (and there's a lifetime ahead to learn) to understand both farming and conservation … Continue reading Don’t sit by; work with farmers to help birds.
Today is the final day of the Royal Welsh Show. The Royal Welsh is one of the largest and best attended agricultural shows in the country. It runs for four days and is held at the Royal Welsh Showground at Builth Wells. Around 250,000 people flock to the area to celebrate Welsh rural life, food … Continue reading My Day at the Royal Welsh
August was a particularly busy month and I must apologise that various projects took up a good deal of my time, meaning that blog posts were few and far between. The month culminated in a much needed week away in Western Scotland where I was lucky enough to see my fist golden eagle and white … Continue reading BirdFair 2016
I have now added an 'upcoming events' page to thinkingcountry following a request to do so. Hopefully some of you will find this a useful tool for finding events, conferences, seminars and workshops of interest. They are a mix of food/farming, conservation and environment themed events. I will keep the list updated as often as I … Continue reading New ‘Upcoming Events’ Page