082 Don’t Stop Believin’

Posted Posted in Podcast

Rock & Roll Farming with Tommy Heffernan Tonight I’m heading over the Irish Sea to Wicklow the East of Ireland to talk to Livestock vet & Nuffield Scholar, Tommy Heffernan @tommythevet We start off comparing ‘having 4 young children notes’, though he’s a braver man than me with a 5th on the way!. We also discuss his early life as the son of teachers in County Kerry, and how seeing a Cow calving on his Great Uncles Farm at aged 5 ultimately made him want to work with animals in the future. We talk about this time at University College […]

080 Proceed Until Apprehended

Posted Posted in Podcast

Rock & Roll Farming with Sue Pritchard Tonight I’m delighted to be once again staying in Wales and heading down to beautiful Monmouthshire to talk to farmer and director of the Food, Farming and Countryside commission, Sue Pritchard. Firstly we talk about her early life growing up in the Rhondda Valley, in a family shaped by Wales’s industrial heritage, who were mainly miners and smallholders. We also go into how although she was adopted, farming and keeping animals really was in her blood, as she found out much later. We discuss the scholarship that she won to study at a […]

Brexit and our Land

Posted Posted in Podcast

Rock & Roll Farming with Leslie Griffiths Tonight for this very special Rock and Roll Farming Podcast, I’m delighted to welcome the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, Leslie Griffiths, to our farm to talk all about the ‘Brexit and our Land’ consultation, and the future for Welsh farmers post-brexit..       Episode sponsors: AFTP – AgriFood Training Partnership. Please visit www.aftp.co.uk/podcast to check out a wide range of agriculture-related online courses. For 10% discount on selected courses, use the word ‘podcast’ at checkout! NFU Cymru – for more information please visit www.nfu-cymru.org.uk   Podcast Partners: Farmer’s Guardian. […]

079 Stepping into the Unknown

Posted Posted in Podcast

Rock & Roll Farming with Hefin Richards Tonight I’m heading down to Llandrinio in Powys in Mid-Wales to talk to Ruminant Nutritionist, Hefin Richards. We hear about the village he was born – Llanddewi brefi – and how it’s famous for St.David, LSD, & Little Britain! And also go into his early life growing up in a West Wales farming community, which includes stories of sheep-dipping in school with typical early 1980s health and safety standards – tucking ties into shirts. We discuss how he made the big decision to study agriculture at Harper Adams University, and the fantastic experience […]

078 Keeping Busy

Posted Posted in Podcast

Rock & Roll Farming with Paula Matthews Tonight I’m heading down to Dorking in Surrey in the sunny south east of England to talk to farmer, Paula Matthews @ManorFarmWotton We talk about the 3000 acres of mainly tenanted land that she and her husband Laurence farm, and how they cope with 9 different landlords, as well as some of the challenges of being a tenant farmer in the UK. We also hear about how the farm has changed over the years, and how they’ve diversified as a business. We discuss the range of different crops they grow, and the challenging […]

077 #Farm24

Posted Posted in Podcast

Rock & Roll Farming with Olivia Midgely Tonight for this special Rock & Roll Farming Podcast, I’m talking to Farmer’s Guardian News & Business Editor, Olivia Midgely. We discuss their social media takeover that takes place on Thursday 9th August, 24 hours in farming, and how we can all get involved and support. Check it out folks..     Episode Sponsors:   AFTP – Agrifood Training Partnership. Go to www.aftp.co.uk/podcast to check out a wide range of agriculture-related online courses. For 10% discount on selected courses use the word ‘podcast’ at checkout! NFU Cymru – for more information please visit www.nfu-cymru-org.uk […]

076 Rock & Roll Countryfile

Posted Posted in Podcast

Rock & Roll Farming with Adam Henson Tonight for this special bonus Rock & Roll Farming Podcast, I talk to Countryfile’s very own Adam Henson right here on my farm! We talk farming, working in the media, and why John Craven needs to retire so an up and coming podcaster can take his place 😉 All this and lots more. Check it out folks..       Episode Sponsors:   AFTP – Agrifood Training Partnership. Go to www.aftp.co.uk/podcast to check out a wide range of agriculture-related online courses. For 10% discount on selected courses use the word ‘podcast’ at checkout! NFU […]

075 Hands Free Hectare

Posted Posted in Podcast

Rock & Roll Farming with Kit Franklin Tonight I’m heading over to Newport in Shropshire to talk to Harper Adams University Agricultural Engineering Lecturer, and co-creator of the World-renowned Hands Free Hectare, Kit Franklin. We talk about his early life growing up on the family farm near Cirencester, and how his Father’s construction business sparked an initial interest in engineering. We discuss his time studying at Harper Adams, and the wide range of practical experience he gained during his time there, as well as when his interest in robotics in agriculture started to develop. We hear about a trip to […]