Meet the Farmers (LIVE!) – episode 43 – The Tendring Hundred Show

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. https://soundcloud.com/user-396010157/meet-the-farmers-episode-43-at-the-tendring-hundred-show    

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Meet the Farmers – episode 42 – Alaistaire Brice

In episode 42 we focus on hens. I visited Alaistaire Brice who farms in Suffolk under the Havensfield Happy Hens brand. Alaistaire and his wife Fiona work with 16 other farmers across Suffolk and Norfolk. They have 16,000 birds of their own and a further 160,000 on contract to them on other farms, selling around … Continue reading Meet the Farmers – episode 42 – Alaistaire Brice

BBC Focus on Farming this week

Following a number of negative items in the BBC recently on farming, especially an interview featuring NFU President Minette Batters by Evan Davis, the BBC have decided to run a #BBCFarmingFocus week. Tweets about the week are already building up, with stories across local radio and on BBC Breakfast. https://twitter.com/BBCBreakfast/status/1163335150429773825 The way that the media … Continue reading BBC Focus on Farming this week

Meet the Farmers – episode 41 – Phil Jarvis

Episode 41 of the Meet the Farmers podcast is now available featuring Phil Jarvis who is Head of farming at the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust's Allerton Project in Leicestershire. Phil has farmed at the Allerton Project since the 1990s and since then has experimented with a vast range of strategies to understand how to farm … Continue reading Meet the Farmers – episode 41 – Phil Jarvis

‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 40 – Richard Bower

Episode 40 of Meet the Farmers features Richard Bower who farms with his father Ray in Staffordshire. Originally a traditional beef and arable farm the Bowers are looking to future and diversifying the business in a broad sense, including going into tourism by establishing a large children's play barn. Richard has a keen interest in … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 40 – Richard Bower

‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 39 – Katie Anderson

Katie Anderson (aka Female Farmer UK) is a young farmer originally from Essex who is now living and working in Kent. Katie recently founded Paddlesworth Produce through which she directly markets her own produce as well as the produce of other local producers. As part of this she has created a 'breakfast box', a 'Sunday roast … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 39 – Katie Anderson

Meet the Farmers – episode 38 – Kit Papworth

Episode 38 of the Meet the Farmers podcast features Norfolk arable farmer Kit Papworth, who it was an absolute pleasure to interview. Kit was formerly Chair of Anglia Farmers, among other things, and is also an active social media user. We talk a great deal about #FarmerMentalHealth, particularly his experience in the wake of his … Continue reading Meet the Farmers – episode 38 – Kit Papworth

How urban farming is helping to make food more sustainable – Guest post by Daniel Slater

When we think of farming we imagine rural landscapes with huge fields extending as far as the eye can see. For the most part that's true, but it's not the only way: urban farming in and around cities is on the rise. What is urban farming? Urban farming is an umbrella term that covers all … Continue reading How urban farming is helping to make food more sustainable – Guest post by Daniel Slater

Talking to The Sassy Show

I am keen to broaden the conversation regarding #FarmerMentalHealth and other topics connected to farming, conservation and the countryside. With this in mind I was thrilled to speak to Bethany Burgoyne (and her alter ego HoneyB!) on her Youtube Channel. You can check it out here.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkxKGXfql2A Bethany's new project - 'Sassy Conversations' - … Continue reading Talking to The Sassy Show