121 Romans, lazer beams & farming dreams

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Rock & Roll Farming with Andrea Meanwell Tonight I’m heading up to the lake district in Cumbria, to talk to farmer and author, Andrea Meanwell.  In one of the most enjoyable interviews I’ve done so far, we talk about her family’s 500 year connection to the area, archaeology, lazer beams, Roman forts, fulfilling her dream of owning a farm of her own, and her new role as lake district farming officer. All this, and much more.  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 […]

120 Nobody puts Sophie in the corner

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Rock & Roll Farming with Sophie Barnes Tonight I head all the way down to New Zealand to talk to Sophie Barnes, to hear all about her incredible journey from middle English town life, to sheep farming all over New Zealand.  We also discuss her ongoing battle with endometriosis, anxiety & depression, and how she deals with it on a daily basis.  I don’t use the word inspiration lightly, but I think it’s justified in this case. What a girl.  EAT FARM NOW: FOR ALL THE BEST FARMING & FOOD RELATED PODCASTS, VIDEOS, AND BLOGS, FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD, […]

119 Seizing the Opportunities

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Tonight I head down to Essex to talk to arable farmer and Chair of the National Farmer’s Union Crops Board, Tom Bradshaw. We talk about the huge changes he’s made to his family business, which now sees them farming over 1200ha on 6 different contract farming agreements, as well as having a riding school & 70 stables. We also talk about the many different forms of personal development he’s undertaken over the years, from a Nuffield Scholarship to business and leadership courses, his appearance on the 2013 BBC TV show ‘Harvest’, and his involvement in the NFU.  All this, and […]

118 The Naked Farmer

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Poultry farmers Patrick & Zanna Joice @UphouseFarm are a remarkable couple. For this episode I spoke to them both about Patrick’s terminal Cancer diagnosis, his ongoing battle with severe depression, and how they’re trying to help others who may be struggling alone. To donate to The Naked Farmer Charity Cricket Day @naked_farmer & support the amazing work that The YANA Project do: https://bit.ly/2EhYG6r 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 […]

117 Farming with Epilepsy

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Rock & Roll Farming with Robyn Hogg Tonight I head down to the Royal Agricultural University to talk to agri-business student Robyn Hogg.  We talk about her studies at Cirencester, whether it’s an exciting time for young people to be entering the agricultural industry or not, and how since the age of 9 she’s lived with severe epilepsy, and the challenges she’s faced as a result.  We also discuss the family’s award winning bird food business – www.laverockhallfarm.com  EAT FARM NOW: FOR ALL THE BEST FARMING & FOOD RELATED PODCASTS, VIDEOS, AND BLOGS, FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD, PLEASE VISIT […]

116 Epic Style

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Rock & Roll Farming with Chyenne Smith Tonight I head all the way over to Carmen, Idaho, USA, to talk to cattle rancher and social media legend Chyenne Smith @JLazyAngus, and I mostly try not to get too giddy about talking to an actual real life genuine cowgirl..  Episode 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 a part of the Farm & Rural Ag Network. To find more great podcasts and […]

115 A Farm Africa London Marathon Special

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Tonight for this Farm Africa London Marathon Special, I talk to Libby Plumb, Adam Bedford, and Ava Emami, all about Farm Africa, and the amazing work they’re doing to help Women coffee farmers in Uganda build a better and brighter future for themselves and their families through Agriculture.  LONDON MARATHON 2019: As required by Universal law, 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. Between 8 February and 8 May donations in support of my London Marathon […]

113 Norfolk to Paris, and back again

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Rock & Roll Farming with Jeremy Buxton Tonight I’m heading across the country to Norfolk to talk to Farmer & former TV Presenter, Jeremy Buxton @EvesHill  We talk about how he came to be living in Paris and presenting TV shows for EuroSport and the many amazing experiences he had, his return to the family farm and the reasons behind it, the changes he’s made since, including starting a herd of Hereford Cattle, agri tourism, and his struggles with mental health and why he thinks it’s important that we talk about it more as an industry.  All this and much, […]

112 FarmDrop

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Rock & Roll Farming with Ben Pugh Tonight I’m heading down to London to talk to founder and CEO of ethical online grocery company FarmDrop, Ben Pugh.  We talk about where his love for the outdoors and countryside came from, our broken food system and his determination to change it, how FarmDrop initially came about, what they are & what they’re doing, how they’re helping British farmers get greater returns, and his hopes for the future.  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, […]

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 […]