120 Nobody puts Sophie in the corner

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Rock & Roll Farming with Sophie Barnes Tonight I head all the way down to New Zealand to talk to Sophie Barnes, to hear all about her incredible journey from middle English town life, to sheep farming all over New Zealand.  We also discuss her ongoing battle with endometriosis, anxiety & depression, and how she deals with it on a daily basis.  I don’t use the word inspiration lightly, but I think it’s justified in this case. What a girl.  EAT FARM NOW: FOR ALL THE BEST FARMING & FOOD RELATED PODCASTS, VIDEOS, AND BLOGS, FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD, […]

119 Seizing the Opportunities

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Tonight I head down to Essex to talk to arable farmer and Chair of the National Farmer’s Union Crops Board, Tom Bradshaw. We talk about the huge changes he’s made to his family business, which now sees them farming over 1200ha on 6 different contract farming agreements, as well as having a riding school & 70 stables. We also talk about the many different forms of personal development he’s undertaken over the years, from a Nuffield Scholarship to business and leadership courses, his appearance on the 2013 BBC TV show ‘Harvest’, and his involvement in the NFU.  All this, and […]