The Herdwick Shepherd

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Rock & Roll Farming with James Rebanks The man I’ve wanted to interview since I started the podcast in March 2017 – The Herdwick shepherd himself, James Rebanks.  In the first of two parts, we talk about his family history, Herdwick sheep, his early life growing up on his family farm, and his time at Oxford University.  Look out for the second part next week, where we’ll be discussing his writing career and his new book, English Pastoral. 

Dairy Strong

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Rock & Roll Farming with Katrina Dunford IT’S EPISODE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY – CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?! And who better to be the 150th guest than the incredible Katrina Dunford.  Listen as Katrina tell her story of love, loss, strength and resilience.  CHECK OUT eatfarmnow.com FOR LOADS MORE AMAZING FARMING AND FOOD-RELATED PODCASTS, BLOGS & VLOGS.  Podcast Sponsor:  NFU Cymru – for more information please visit www.nfu-cymru.org.uk

A Twist in the Tale

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Rock & Roll Farming with Martha Roberts After 15 years in corporate jobs, Martha Roberts swapped her fast car for a truck and a few pigs, and moved to a smallholding in South Wales.  Find out what prompted this classic TWIST IN THE TALE (Gettit?! hahahahahah) and the ups and downs she’s faced along the way right here.. 

Diversity is Everything

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Rock & Roll Farming with Mark Lea One of the best things about hosting this podcast is getting the chance to speak to people like organic farmer Mark Lea.  Listen as he describes the changes he’s made to his farming system over the years, and how the birth of his Son Edward with Down Syndrome inspired him to make his life more interesting, diverse, and unconventional in every way possible. 

The latest on rural crime as part of the 2020 Rural Crime Report

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NFU Mutual ‘Ahead of the Field’ Will is joined by Rebecca Davidson, NFU Mutual’s Rural Affairs Specialist, to talk through the results of the report and Detective Constable Chris Piggott from the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service to talk about the latest trends. Rebecca and Chris talk about crime under Coronavirus, what is being done to tackle the problem, and offer tips and advice to prevent rural crime. 

Lord Privy Seal

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Rock & Roll Farming with Charlotte Smith It’s not every day that you get to interview your broadcasting hero, but that’s what I did this week!  Charlotte Smith talks about her long and varied career working in radio and TV, including BBC Farming Today and Countryfile, as well as encounters with Brian Clough, Princess Anne, serious illness, and sexual discrimination. 

A Rare Breed

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Rock & Roll Farming with Jan McCourt an McCourt has led quite the life. From travelling around the World as an investment banker in the 80s and 90s, to building www.northfieldfarm.com from the ground up, with a near-fatal encounter with a tractor along the way.  This week’s episode is a long one, but one of the most interesting interviews I’ve done for Rock and Roll Farming. Enjoy! CHECK OUT eatfarmnow.com FOR LOADS MORE AMAZING FARMING AND FOOD-RELATED PODCASTS, BLOGS & VLOGS.  Podcast Sponsor:  NFU Cymru – for more information please visit www.nfu-cymru.org.uk

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust and the work of its partners, including tackling mental health issues in farming

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Rock & Roll Farming with Ruth Poulten, Jan Welch, Jason Alexandre and Mark Thomas In association with NFU Mutual, I talked to Ruth Poulten from NFU Mutual, Jan Welch from RSABI, Mark Thomas from the Farming Community Network and Jason Alexandra from the Samaritans about how the farming community has been affected over the last few months and what’s being done by charities to help.

She Who Dares Farms

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Rock & Roll Farming with Stella Owen Stella Owen talks all about the 2nd ‘She Who Dares Farms’ Conference, how it all initially came about, and how she hopes to inspire and bring together women in farming.  To book a place on the online conference on Tuesday 21st July, visit www.nfu-cymru.org.uk  CHECK OUT eatfarmnow.com FOR LOADS MORE AMAZING FARMING AND FOOD-RELATED PODCASTS, BLOGS & VLOGS.  Podcast Sponsor:  NFU Cymru – for more information please visit www.nfu-cymru.org.uk