Episode 43 comes to you from the Tendring Hundred Show which was held back in July. I spoke to Emma Stobart (RSPB), David Lord (local farmer), Dave Smart (Essex Wildlife Trust) and Barbara Sharp (Essex Beekeepers) about farming, conservation and the future of the countryside in the Countryside Ring at the Show.
Across the country each summer a large number of country shows are organised, celebrating everything that the countryside has to offer, from agriculture and stock judging to country crafts and traditions. Tomorrow, one of the largest shows, The Royal Welsh Show, opens its doors to the public. Today it’s the final day of the RoyalContinue reading “The Country Show”
Every January well over a thousand people gather in Oxford to talk all things connected to food and farming, at the Oxford Farming Conference and the Oxford Real Farming Conference. For the first time I attended both conferences in an attempt to search for common ground and to see whether delegates would be interested inContinue reading “Meet the Farmers – episode 28 – ‘Searching for Common Ground at the Oxford Farming Conference and the Oxford Real Farming Conference’”
I will be spending the next couple of days at the 10th Oxford Real Farming Conference and the 73rd Oxford Farming Conference and my mission is simple, but also overwhelmingly complex: to search for common ground between the two. How are these two conferences similar and how are they still fundamentally different? Is there aContinue reading “Searching for Common Ground at the ORFC and the OFC”
In January I’ll be heading to the Oxford Real Farming Conference and the Oxford Farming Conference. For the first time I’ll be bringing you Meet the Farmers podcast episodes from both conferences, which I am very excited for. It’s going to be a logistical challenge working out in which venue to be at which timeContinue reading “Michael Gove to attend the Oxford Real Farming Conference”