‘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

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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

Does the Agriculture Bill actually mean anything?

Last week I visited Mark Hayward, a farmer in Suffolk who runs Dingley Dell Pork (watch this space for an upcoming podcast episode). I was particularly impressed by him and brother's drive and determination to improve the abundance of wildlife on their farm in real terms; ie not just engaging with Natural England led schemes but … Continue reading Does the Agriculture Bill actually mean anything?

Robot Fruit Pickers Being Developed for Brexit

As reported here last year, farming is set to take a major hit with Brexit. Nearly a year later, that assessment by former UK representative to the European Union Ivan Rogers is proving to be on-point. Now, industry leaders need to come up with measures to alleviate the problems besetting the agriculture sector, such as the … Continue reading Robot Fruit Pickers Being Developed for Brexit

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

Your Guide to an Eco Friendly Period – Guest post by Jackie Bolen

Here’s something that I wish I had known far, far sooner than I did… There are eco-friendly period options. Until my early 30’s, I didn’t realize that there were feminine hygiene options beyond disposable pads and tampons. I’m not sure why—maybe I was hanging around the wrong people, or maybe these products just weren’t as … Continue reading Your Guide to an Eco Friendly Period – Guest post by Jackie Bolen

Simple and Effective Home Tips to Conserve Water for the World – Guest post by David Webster

According to the BBC, “Average water consumption in the UK is 150 litres a day per person, and in the South East 130 litres a day.” And because of the increasing drought in the UK, customers were urged to cut down their consumption to 100 litres. Let’s face it: climate change is a thing and … Continue reading Simple and Effective Home Tips to Conserve Water for the World – Guest post by David Webster

The Next Generation of farmers and naturalists talking together

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

How Would Agriculture in the UK Change if the Lynx were Introduced? – Guest post by Emily Folk

The impacts on agriculture in the UK from introducing a new predator have yet to be determined. As humans, we have made huge impacts on this world—some of them good, and some of them bad. With the growth of our population and the need to feed those people, we have developed technologies and techniques that … Continue reading How Would Agriculture in the UK Change if the Lynx were Introduced? – Guest post by Emily Folk