127 Heritage Graziers & Loopy Ewes

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Rock & Roll Farming with James & Katie Allen Tonight I talked to James and Katie Allen about how they got from civil engineering, software developing, and graphic design, to finding each other again and farming together in the Cotswolds, and the many challenges they’ve overcome along the way.  With special guest appearance from baby Jack..  EAT FARM NOW: FOR ALL THE BEST FARMING & FOOD RELATED PODCASTS, VIDEOS, AND BLOGS, FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD, PLEASE VISIT www.eatfarmnow.com – and if you want to get your content onto the site, or if you want to get involved as a partner […]

126 The Golden Age Of Opportunity Is Now

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Rock & Roll Farming with Mark Buckingham Tonight I talked to chair of the Agricultural Biotechnology Council, and corporate engagement lead for Bayer UK, Mark Buckingham.  We discussed GM and gene editing technology, it’s potential to vastly improve crop production and reduce environmental impact, as well as lift people out of poverty in the developing World, and how the UK could take a giant step forward in this regard without the restrictive regulatory framework of the EU.  All this, and much more.  EAT FARM NOW: FOR ALL THE BEST FARMING & FOOD RELATED PODCASTS, VIDEOS, AND BLOGS, FROM ALL AROUND […]

125 Always read the questions

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Rock & Roll Farming with David Walston Tonight I headed east to Cambridgeshire to talk to arable farmer, David Walston. We talked about his early days at Eton College with some very famous classmates, the London photography business that he set up after university, and his eventual return to the family farm.  We also went into some of his illustrious family history, talked about his Father Oliver Walston, his Nuffield study into soil health, and discussed many of the positive things he’s doing on the farm, as well as an innovative new project he’s involved with. All this and much, […]

124 Emma & The DPJ Foundation

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Rock & Roll Farming with Emma Picton-Jones Tonight I head down to Pembrokeshire in south west Wales, to talk to the founder of mental health charity, the DPJ Foundation, Emma Picton-Jones. We talk about her husband Dan, and how his mental health problems, and subsequent suicide in 2016, led her to forming the DPJ Foundation to help others who may be going through similar things in rural Wales.  If you know anyone who might be struggling, you can find out more at www.dpjfoundation.com