Rock & Roll Farming with Guy & Claire Eckley Tonight I’m delighted to be heading down to the far south East of England, to Kent, to talk to Guy & Claire Eckley @No1FarmerGuy @PureKent We talk about their backgrounds growing up on farms in Kent & Mid-Wales respectively, and how after University Claire moved down to Kent and got involved with the local YFC where guy was a member (Still not entirely clear who chatted up who initially..). We also talk all about their diversification into Oilseed Rape Oil production and how it’s developed over the years, and the various […]
Tonight I’m delighted to be heading down to London to talk to the CEO of Kentish Town City Farm, Gus Alston @GusAlston @KTCityFarm We talk about his early life growing up very close to the farm, and how getting involved with Forest School Camps as a child eventually led him becoming a volunteer with the organisation at the age of 18, before going on to hear about how he got first got into the charity sector almost by accident, when helping to build an adventure playground he ended up as a deputy coordinator in charge of 120 children! We discuss […]
Rock & Roll Farming with Alice Singleton Tonight I’m heading up to Withnell in Lancashire to talk to marketing officer, freelance journalist, and Vice Chairman of Lancashire YFC, Alice Singleton @alicemay_sing We start of by talking about her family farm, that her parents bought 12 years ago, and the herd of Angus & Hereford Cows they run there, before going on to talk about their exciting diversification project, a gin distillery! We talk about Cuckoo Gin in detail, including the local ingredients they use, and how sustainability is so important to the business (For more info: www.brindledistillery.co.uk ). We talk about […]
Rock & Roll Farming with Aled Jones Tonight for this special bonus episode, I speak to Dairy Farmer and NFU Cymru Deputy President, Aled Jones, all about the Welsh Government’s ‘Brexit and our Land’ consultation, and how vital it is that farmers and anyone involved in agriculture in Wales responds by 29th October.
Rock & Roll Farming with Jacob Anthony Tonight I’m heading down to Bridgend in South Wales to talk to the new Farmer’s Weekly Young Farmer of the Year, Jacob Anthony @Jacob_cwmrisca We talk about his farm, that’s been in the family since 1926, and some of the joys/challenges of working with family, before going into his time spent studying at Hartpury College. We discuss the 1000 LLeyn x Texel Ewes that they run, and the fact that he took over the management of the flock at a very early age, as well as going into the cattle and cropping they […]
Rock & Roll Farming with Sam Watson Jones Today I’m heading over the border to Sunny Shropshire to talk to farmer and co-founder of Small Robot Company, Sam Watson Jones @samjwj @smallrobotco We talk about his family’s farm near Newport where they’ve been for 4 generations, and the various enterprises they have going on there, and also Sam’s decision to become a farmer whilst studying english literature at Newcastle University. We go into the various job’s he during the 5 years he spent away from the farm, including teaching at a tough inner city secondary school, and working for a […]