111 Enthusiasm Brings Luck

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Tonight I’m heading across the country to Suffolk, to talk to arable farmer and conservationist, Brian Barker. We talk about his family farm’s incredible connection to the Tudor’s, the changes he and his cousin Patrick have made since joining the business, the huge amount of environmental improvements they’ve done, being an AHDB strategic farm, #SoilMyUndies, the Oxford Farming Conference, #farmwildlife and much, much more. Brian’s one of the most progressive farmers around, and a great communicator, and this is one of my favourite interviews yet. Check it out folks..   LONDON MARATHON 2019: As required by Universal law, much like if […]

110 Skippy Scout

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Rock & Roll Farming with Jack Wrangham Tonight I’m heading up to North Northumberland to talk to farmer and co-founder of Drone Ag, Jack Wrangham @dronesforag We talk about his family farm, his time spent as a ski instructor in New Zealand, how his initial foray into flying technology led to him nearly being eaten by Lions in Kenya, Drone Ag – the company he started with his brother, and the exciting next step which launches very soon – Skippy Scout*. All this and much, much more. Check it out folks..  *During the interview we talk about the crowdfunding campaign […]

109 West Yorkshire to East Africa

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Rock & Roll Farming with Rachel Hallos Tonight I’m heading up to Rippenden in Yorkshire to talk to beef and sheep farmer, Rachel Hallos @rachelhallos We talk all about their upland family farm, their pedigree Saler Cattle, their work with environmental schemes, diversification into a holiday let, becoming West riding NFU Chairman, Rural crime, and VERY EXCITING – her work with the amazing FARM AFRICA that took her all the way to Kenya.  All this, 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 […]

108 From Tiny Acorns

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Rock & Roll Farming with Michael Oakes Tonight I’m heading down to Rednal, just South of Birmingham, to talk to farmer and National Farmer’s Union Dairy Board Chairman, Michael Oakes @m19mao  We talk about how his Dad started farming on a county council smallholding, farming on the urban fringe, his regrets about not spending more time with his children when they were young, Open Farm Sunday, Farmers For Action, and how he got involved in the NFU, and his experiences since. All this, and much, much more. Check it out folks..  LONDON MARATHON 2019: As required by Universal law, much […]

107 No Ordinary Joe

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Rock & Roll Farming with Joe Stanley Tonight I am ACTUALLY heading over to Leicestershire to both pick up a Jack Russell puppy from, AND interview, arable and beef farmer, Joe Stanley @JoeWStanley  We talk all about his family farm, how he’s trying to reduce the use of ppp’s in his crops, their multiple-award winning English Longhorn Cattle, the family’s diversification project of 19th century art, joining the army, flying a Spitfire, getting involved in agricultural organisations, and much, much more!  Check it out folks..   LONDON MARATHON 2019: As required by Universal law, much like if you’re a vegan, if […]

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 […]