‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 26 – Teleri Fielden

I’m really excited to introduce this special podcast episode to you which was produced in collaboration with Matt Williams and the Wild Voices Project podcast. We visited Teleri Fielden (@TeleriFielden), a first generation farmer, who won a Wales Young Farmers Clubs and National Trust scholarship to run a farm in north west Wales for threeContinue reading “‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 26 – Teleri Fielden”

‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 24 – John Pawsey

Episode 24 of Meet the Farmers features Suffolk arable and sheep farmer John Pawsey (@hanslope on twitter). John is well known in the farming world for being innovative and his organic mixed farming system is testimony to this, combining the very best of new and traditional knowledge. He is also an accomplished musician, as youContinue reading “‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 24 – John Pawsey”

An Interview with Icelandic Sheep Farmer and Instagrammer Pálína Axelsdóttir Njarðvík

If you have an Instagram account and have any sort of interest in the countryside or farming (as you are on thinkingcountry the latter can be assumed) you may well have heard of Pálína Axelsdóttir Njarðvík who now has over 35,000 followers on her ‘farmlifeiceland‘ page. The vast majority of her photos are of sheep asContinue reading “An Interview with Icelandic Sheep Farmer and Instagrammer Pálína Axelsdóttir Njarðvík”

‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 20 – Martyn Bergius

The third stop on my Scottish Borders road trip was to visit the Bergius family on their heavily diversified organic dairy farm near Galashiels. Their dairy herd consists of Swedish Reds, Montbeliards, Friesians and Danish breeds and they also keep a flock of Lleyn sheep, two large flocks of Columbian Black Tail chickens and makeContinue reading “‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 20 – Martyn Bergius”

The Barriers to Diversification on Upland-Hill Livestock Grazing Farms – guest post by Max Hamer

Can farmers really afford to survive without subsidies? I am an Agricultural Degree student at Askham Bryan College in York studying in my final year. Growing up in a farming community in the Yorkshire Dales I have always had a great interest in agriculture. As part of the BSc Hons course, and in addition toContinue reading “The Barriers to Diversification on Upland-Hill Livestock Grazing Farms – guest post by Max Hamer”