Meet the Farmers – episode 76 – Young Farmers During Lockdown

In this episode Ben speaks to the current Chair of the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs, Dewi Parry, about how Young Farmers has adapted during lockdown.

‘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 inContinue reading “‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 40 – Richard Bower”

Quick Report on Sentry Conference and general catch up post

Sunday afternoon has arrived and I’ve finally been able to sit down to settle into writing a blog post. I can’t quite believe how quickly this winter has been ticking along and although I’m quite far through my list of winter tasks on the farm the end isn’t quite in sight. Last week there wasContinue reading “Quick Report on Sentry Conference and general catch up post”

Meeting Defra

Late night posts are never usually a good idea, but having just returned from an event down in mid Essex it seems right to pen my thoughts straight away, while it’s fresh in my head. This evening I went along to a Young Farmers Club event near Chelmsford, chaired by the ever inspiring Ed FordContinue reading “Meeting Defra”

‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 9 – Royal Welsh Show

I visited the Royal Welsh Show at Builth Wells, Powys last month. Here’s my take on the show, as part of the Meet the Farmers podcast series, with a particular focus on young farmers and younger handlers. I find out what it’s like to live in rural Wales as a young person.