Meet the Farmers specials look at a farming issue or subject in more depth and for this mini-series we are exploring potential changes in the dairy sector over the next few years from environmental policy to competition from plant based alternatives. In this second episode of the mini series which comes out throughout this week … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ (Change in Dairy mini-series) – episode 62 – John Allen
Lambing has started again on the farm. As I write this post Storm Dennis is starting to show his cards and it is looking likely that he will make Ciara (from last weekend) look mild. I took a step back from the sheep this year to concentrate on other projects (doing everything is impossible and … Continue reading Chat from the Shed
Agricultural tourism or “agritourism” is a fast-growing trend in the travel industry, but it’s not a new concept. In Europe and beyond, farms have long been offering a variety of agriculture-based experiences, ranging from on-farm accommodations to educational and “pick your own” tours. Some regions would take advantage of harvest seasons by hosting festivals and … Continue reading How to Turn Your Farm into a Tourist Attraction? – Guest post by Shane Haumpton
In this episode I visited Kent arable farmer Andy Howard who is also a Nuffield scholar and has a particular interest in companion cropping. https://soundcloud.com/user-396010157/meet-the-farmers-episode-59-with-andy-howard
Firstly, happy new year and I hope you have had a good festive break (if you are fortunate enough to be able to take time off over the Christmas/New Year period). My good intentions to post every Friday on this blog have started well, although it won't last for long as I will be away … Continue reading When to act on climate change?