106 A Farm Safety Revolution

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Tonight I’m heading down to the Cotswolds to talk to the Managing Director of agricultural health and safety specialists, Safety Revolution, Oliver Dale.  We talk about his early days growing up on the family farm in Cambridgeshire, his time in Chile helping to develop the fresh produce industry there, and all about Safety Revolution and the changes they’re trying to make to the culture on UK farms.  All this and much, much more. Check it out folks..  www.safetyrevolution.co.uk LONDON MARATHON 2019: As required by Universal law, much like if you’re a vegan, if you’re doing a marathon you have to […]

105 Stand Up Farmer

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Tonight I’m heading up to Perthshire in Scotland to talk to farmer and stand up comedian, Jim Smith @standupfarmer We talk farming haggis, getting in to comedy, TV sketch shows, Die Hard, 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 the incredible charity FARM AFRICA. If you want to see more about the AMAZING work they do please visit www.farmafrica.org & […]

104 J.F.D.I

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Rock & Roll Farming with Rachel Lewis-Davies Tonight I’m staying in Wales and heading down South to the Brecon Beacons to talk to hill farmer and NFU Cymru environment and rural affairs advisor, Rachel Lewis-Davies. We talk about her and her husband Bobby’s incredible farming journey with many highs and lows along the way, Epynt Hardy speckled sheep, why the phrase ‘Welsh hill farmers’ is in the news so much right now, 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 […]

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 […]