086 Adventures in London with a Spanner and Castration Rings

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  Rock & Roll Farming with Sally Urwin Tonight I’m thrilled to be heading up to beautiful Northumberland to talk to Farmer and writer, Sally Urwin @PintSizedFarmer We start off by talking about the book she’s written about her farming life (due out in April!), how it all came about, and the whole writing process, before moving on to chat about her early life growing up in North Tyneside by the sea. We hear about the ‘immensely boring office job’ she did after University, and how eventually, in the early days of internet dating & after searching for a ‘man […]

085 The Resilient Farmer

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Rock & Roll farming with Doug Avery Tonight for this very special Rock & Roll Farming, I’m absolutely delighted to be heading up to Scotland to talk to farmer Doug Avery @DougAvery12 of Marlborough, New Zealand, where he’s currently on a speaking tour. I’m not even going to write much here, except to say that Doug is one of the most inspirational men I’ve ever had the pleasure to talk to, and the work he’s doing to help other people get through difficult times, after hitting rock bottom himself in 1998, is extraordinary. His book, The Resilient Farmer, is widely […]

083 The Osliebrae Way

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Rock & Roll Farming with Robert Drummond Tonight I’m delighted to be heading up to Sunny Ayrshire in Scotland to talk to dairy farmer Robert Drummond @robwdrummond We talk about his early life in Lanarkshire, after his Parents moved over from County down in Northern Ireland when he was a few months old, and how they built up the family business over the years. We discuss the challenges they faced with some short term land leases, and the difficult time when his Father died of cancer at just 57. We go into the years spent working back in Northern Ireland […]

082 With or Without

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Rock & Roll Farming with Graeme Taylor Tonight I’m going all European and heading over to Brussels to talk to Director of Public Affairs at the European Crop Protection Association, Graeme Taylor @leekandpotato We talk about his early life growing up in Fife in Scotland, and how most of his strongest childhood memories come from food and cooking family meals together. We hear about his decision to study politics at university, and his first job working at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and how that led to becoming more involved in EU issues and attending meetings in Brussels. […]