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

Crafty Maltsters

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Rock & Roll Farming with Alison Milne Wouldn’t it be cool to grow and malt your own barley for beer or whisky on your farm? Alison Milne and her family are doing exactly that.  Listen to find out all about how they decided to get into malting, the process itself, and how she hopes they can help other farmers take back some control of their markets. 

Carbon Cowboys

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Rock & Roll Farming with Peter Byck Film Director Peter Byck talks to me all about his brilliant series of short films, Carbon Cowboys, his experiences making them, and why regenerative agricultural practices can save the World.  carboncowboys.org  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

Propagate the Unusual

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Rock & Roll Farming with Sheena Horner What do you do when you develop a taste for spicy food, but can’t find any locally?  Start your own chilli business of course!  Sheena Horner did just this with Galloway Chillies. Find out how it happened, how she got to that point, and why it’s important to develop networks of friends and contacts in agriculture.  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

More Listening, Less Shouting

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Rock & Roll Farming with Navaratnam Partheeban & Claire Whittle It feels like the World is on fire at the moment, and everyone has an opinion to share on the #BlackLivesMatter marches going on around the World.  For this episode I spoke to livestock vets Navaratnam Partheeban @navaratnampart1 & Claire Whittle @DrDoWhittle about their experiences with racism and prejudice within the farming community, and what we can all do about it.  Please listen, and if you have questions, get in touch with Theeb or  Claire, or send them to me will@rockandrollfarming.com & I’ll pass them on.  CHECK OUT eatfarmnow.com FOR LOADS […]

Meet the Podcasters

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Ben Eagle & I have a LOT in common.  We both produce & host our own farming podcast for a start.  Listen to find out all the rest!  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