103 Absolute Mixed Unit

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Rock & Roll Farming with Will Case Tonight I’m heading up to Ulverston in Cumbria to talk to farmer and giant, Will Case. We talk family, the challenges of finding a work/life balance, mixed farming (Are we jack of all trades, master of none?!), dealing with his brother’s cancer, writing about farming, and much, much more.  Check it out folks..  LONDON MARATHON 2019: As required by Universal law, much like if you’re a vegan, if you’re doing a marathon, you have to tell people about it. Well I’m doing the London one in April 2019, and I’m raising money for […]

102 CD & The Open Farm Sundays

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Tonight i’m heading all the way down to beautiful Liskeard in Cornwall to talk to the Chief Exec of LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), Caroline Drummond @LEAFchief We talk about her early life growing up in the countryside, and how she developed a keen interest in all things farming, which resulted in her eventually becoming the first female President of the students union at Seale Hayne Agricultural College. We also discuss her time as lead singer of CD & The Sensations (!), before going on to talk about her time travelling and working on various farms, including a stint on […]

101 Somewhere Over The Sea

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Rock & Roll Farming with Rachel Challoner Tonight I’m absolutely thrilled to be heading up the most remote inhabited island in the British Isles, Fair Isle, to talk to crofter, Rachel Challoner @BarklandCroft We talk about her early life in Lincolnshire, and how she initially trained to be a teacher, after studying music at university. We then discuss how after realising that school teaching wasn’t for her, she ended up in the Royal Navy, sailing all over the World, before eventually transferring to the Army, where she taught Arabic to soldiers deploying to the Middle East.  And we then go […]

100 Freedom Crackers

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Rock & Roll Farming with Rob Sharkey Tonight for the 2018 Rock & Roll Farming Christmas Special and ONE HUNDREDTH EPISODE, I’m heading over to Illinois in the US of A to talk to the one and only Rob Sharkey @sf28430 They don’t have Christmas Crackers in America, that’s all I’m saying..  LONDON MARATHON 2019: As required by Universal law, much like if you’re a vegan, if you’re doing a marathon, you have to tell people about it. Well I’m doing the London one in April 2019, and I’m raising money for the incredible charity FARM AFRICA. If you want […]

099 One Step Beyond

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Rock & Roll Farming with Chris Moon Tonight I’m absolutely delighted to be heading up to Lanarkshire in Scotland to talk to the legendary former dairy farmer, army officer, landmine clearer, and now motivational speaker, Chris Moon @ChrisMoonMTB  We talk about his early days growing up in Wiltshire in a framing community, and how he ended up studying Agriculture at Seale Hayne College after working on a local dairy farm, before going on to discuss his decision to go to Sandhurst and join the British Army as an Officer. We go into his time there, before talking about his eventual […]

098 Don’t You Want Red Tractor Baby

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Tonight I’m delighted to be heading down to London to talk to the CEO of Red Tractor, Jim Moseley. We start off by talking about what the Red Tractor Scheme actually is, and how it came about, before going in to Jim’s early career and how he got to where he is now. We talk about his achievements as a highly successful athlete as a young man, racing against legends such as Sen Coe and Steve Ovette, and running 100 metres in 10.7 seconds, AND a marathon in 2 hours and 40 minutes! We then go into more detail about […]

097 British Flowers Rock!

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Tonight I’m heading all the way down to West Sussex to talk to flower grower, Ben Cross @AlstroemeriaBen We talk about the fact that he’s a 4th generation grower at Crosslands Flower Nursery, that was established by his Great Grandparents in 1936 starting on the LSA (Land Settlement Association). We go into the ten years he spent as a Marine Scientist, before the call of home proved too much, and his return to the family business growing Alstroemerias. We talk about the flowers themselves, how they’re grown, how the greenhouses are heated, how they’re harvested, and how they’re sold, with […]

096 Agroforestry: it’s treemendous

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Rock & Roll Farming with Steve Briggs Tonight I’m heading over to the Cambridgeshire Fens to talk to farmer and head of Soil & Water at Innovation for Agriculture, Steve Briggs @Steve95226621 We talk about the area that he farms in, and it’s unique landscape, before going on to hear about his early days as a design engineer and why he eventually re-trained in Agriculture, specialising in soils. We discuss his travels in Africa and India, working on projects helping to develop soils there, and some of his highlights of that time, before his return to England to work as […]

095 AgriCOOLture

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Tonight I’m heading all the way down to Waikato in New Zealand to talk to recent graduate and farmer, Emily Davis. We talk about what she’s doing in New Zealand, and how it’s a long way from her native Lincolnshire where she grew up surrounded by large arable farms and wanting to be a farmer. We discuss the brilliant ‘careers advice’ she received at school, where she was discouraged from pursuing a career in agriculture, and her decision to ring a local farmer to ask for work experience, which led to two years of various roles on farms around the […]

NFU Mutual ‘Ahead of the Field’ Special

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Rock & Roll Farming is proud to present the first NFU Mutual ‘Ahead of the Field’ podcast. We visited Lyndon Farms in Leicestershire to look at their diversification into Agri-Contracting. To find other podcasts in the series, or to subscribe, search for ‘NFU Mutual’ in your podcast app.