044 Winning Herts & Minds

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Rock & Roll Farming with Stuart Roberts Tonight I’m heading down to Hertfordshire, in the South East of England to talk to farmer and National Farmers Union election candidate, Stuart Roberts @HertsFarmer We start off by talking about a fantastic story associated with his family’s farm, that involved the previous owner and a game of high stakes poker, which is the reason why, to this day, a separately owned golf course runs through the middle of their land! We discuss the different enterprises on the farm, and how they sell all the grain in 25kg bags to artisan flour mills […]

043 The Ethical Carnivore

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Rock & Roll Farming with Louise Gray Tonight I’m heading up to Edinburgh to talk to freelance writer and author of the book ‘The Ethical Carnivore’ Louise Gray @loubgray We discuss Louise’s early life growing up on her Father’s farm in Essex, her days studying Social Anthropology at Manchester University (which included a thesis on the Essex Girl!), and how she worked her way up in journalism before becoming the Environmental Correspondent at the Daily Telegraph for a number of years. We then go on to talk about her book that came out in 2017 called The Ethical Carnivore, and […]

042 – True Grit

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Rock & Roll Farming with Jim Beary Tonight I’m heading up to Bradfield in South Yorkshire to talk to the man, the legend, Jim Beary @FarmerBeary Firstly we talk about the farm in the Peak District National Park that he recently moved to with his new wife, after farming previously in Staffordshire. We hear about his early life growing up as the son of a Pig Farm Manager near Preston in Lancashire, and how farming was always in his blood. We talk about his decision to study Agriculture at Harper Adams University, and the thought process that led him to […]

041 R.A.B.I – Supporting Farming Families

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For this Rock & Roll Farming short, I talk to Rob Harris, the Communications Manager at R.A.B.I – the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution. We talk about the charity that’s been assisting farming families in the UK financially and with social support, for 158 years. We discuss beneficiaries, and the multiple ways that they assist people in need in the rural community, and the various ways that they raise money, and how we can all get involved. It was an absolute pleasure to talk to a representative of such an amazing organisation, and for more information please visit www.rabi.org.uk , email info@rabi.org.uk , […]

040 Advocating for Agriculture

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Tonight I’m heading down to Warwickshire in the heart of England to talk to farmer and current Chairman of AHDB Beef & Lamb, Adam Quinney. We talk about the beef and sheep farm that he runs alongside his wife Sarah, running 100 easy-calving Saler x Charolais Cattle and 200 Lleyn Ewes, and how they collaborate with an arable farming neighbour to their mutual benefit. We hear about his decision to start campaigning for agriculture ‘because he was pissed off’, and how that led to his initial involvement with the National Farmer’s Union almost by accident. We then talk about how […]

039 – Embracing Change

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Rock & Roll Farming with Caroline Millar Tonight I’m heading up to Auchterhouse in Angus in the East of Scotland to talk to Oxford Farming Conference 2018 Chairman Caroline Millar. We hear about where Caroline and her husband Ross farm now near the city of Dundee, and her early life growing up on her family’s farm in Perthshire where she got her first taste of what running a commercial tourism business involves by helping with bed and breakfast guests from all over the World. We talk about how they conceived the idea of their high-end luxury lodges for couples business, […]