A Special Bonus Episode with NFU Mutual Chairman Jim McLaren

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Rock & Roll Farming with Jim McLaren NFU Mutual has pledged its support for farmers and rural communities as part of a £32m Coronavirus support package.   The package includes donating millions to local and national charities, as well as rural and mental health causes, to help support the countryside through the pandemic.  I talked to NFU Mutual’s Chairman, Jim McLaren, to find out more. 

Coming Out & Getting On

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Rock & Roll Farming with Lydia Slack Listen as I talk to the inspirational Lydia Slack about how she struggled to come to terms with her sexuality, the difficulties of coming out to a farming family, and how she’s helping others in similar situations by speaking about her experiences.  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 Podcast Partners: Farmer’s Guardian. For the biggest range of news and features from across the Ag industry, please visit www.fginsight.com Rock & Roll Farming is proud to be […]

Heavy lies the Corona

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Rock & Roll Farming with Minette Batters Rock & Roll Farming is back baby!!! And who else could I start off again with but farmer and President of the National Farmers Union, Minette Batters.  Listen as we talk about how the current Coronavirus pandemic is causing chaos for business throughout the food chain and what the NFU are doing right now, as well as a great discussion around leadership and what it takes to be in charge of such a huge organisation.  CHECK OUT eatfarmnow.com FOR LOADS MORE AMAZING FARMING AND FOOD-RELATED PODCASTS, BLOGS & VLOGS.  Podcast Sponsor:  NFU Cymru […]

131 Rearing to Go

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Always a pleasure to talk to Peter & Paula Hynes, & they’re back on Rock & Roll Farming to talk about the Rearing to Go mental health workshop and charity auction that’s taking place in Shrewsbury livestock market on 13th September 2019  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 or sponsor contact me at will@eatfarmnow.com  Episode Sponsors:  Griffith Elder – Designers & Manufacturers […]

130 The name’s Gibson, Jock Gibson..

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Tonight I headed up to the North East of Scotland to talk to farmer and butcher, Jock Gibson. We talked about his family’s farm, his early career in engineering and the year he spent working on yachts, his decision to go back to the family business, the tragic loss of his parents and the importance of succession planning for farming families, and what he’s doing now with the butchery and farm.  Don’t miss this one..  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 […]

Tackling Rural Crime

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NFU Mutual ‘Ahead of the field’ The NFU Mutual Rural Crime Report 2019 is out, and Will is in the Scottish Borders to talk through the findings and what’s changed in the last year. He’s joined by a number of different people on the front line of tackling rural crime and offering practical help and advice to combat the problem.

129 Target Rich Environment

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Rock & Roll Farming with Rob Havard Today I travelled down to Worcestershire to talk to farmer Rob Havard, with BBC Farming Today in tow to discuss all things farming and social media! We talked about his herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle, which he farms in a holistic planned management system, some of the different jobs he’s done over the years, and also discuss ways that all farmers can improve their grassland management.  All this, and much, much more.  EAT FARM NOW: FOR ALL THE BEST FARMING & FOOD RELATED PODCASTS, VIDEOS, AND BLOGS, FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD, PLEASE […]

128 Bobby & Amy

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Rock & Roll Farming with Emily Jenkins Tonight I talked to writer and director Emily Jenkins, all about her new play Bobby & Amy, a dark comedy that looks back to the foot & mouth disease outbreak that devastated rural communities in the UK. Bobby & Amy is running at the Edinburgh fringe throughout August 2019, for more information visit www.bobbyandamy.co.uk 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 […]

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 […]