Careers in Food & Farming
BASF Agricultural Solutions UK
by Christine Tacon, Olivia Midgley
9M ago
Choosing a career path is a daunting experience that can be undertaken at any age. The agricultural sector offers opportunities for almost any skills but knowing what’s out there isn’t always obvious! In this episode of ‘Farming, the Biggest Job on Earth’ we explore careers in food, farming and the environment.  The global food system is driven by the passion and expertise of the people within it and the career opportunities are numerous and constantly adapting. The podcast shines a light on individuals who are connected by a shared enthusiasm for their careers and the role they play in t ..read more
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Debating the future of food
BASF Agricultural Solutions UK
by Sarah Bell, Ben Ebbrell, Professor David Hughes
9M ago
This episode’s conversations were recorded at a dinner bringing together people from across the food industry to celebrate the role of farming over a shared love of food and to discuss the challenges the industry faces. The evening was held at FarmED in the Cotswolds, a demonstration farm owned by Ian and Celene Wilkinson. Dinner guests included farmers alongside chef Ben Ebbrell, of Sorted Food fame, Government representatives, retail supply chain managers, Claire Evans the headteacher of an inner-city primary school and Professor David Hughes, an immensely well-travelled professor of global ..read more
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Affording the right to eat
BASF Agricultural Solutions UK
by Andrew Stirling, Sally Mercer, Ali Gourley
9M ago
This episode shines a light on food availability and affordability, and the role that individuals, charities, and community groups play in making meals available for the 14 million people in the UK – 4 million of them children - who are struggling to eat. Farm businesses up and down the country are going beyond their commitment to food production by initiating incredible work that supports their local communities to eat, and to eat well. This is a celebration of just how key farming and farmers are to looking after those around them. We at BASF are incredibly proud to share these stories. We s ..read more
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The Festive Plate
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9M ago
Over the festive period people come together with friends, family and sometimes strangers to celebrate. Food plays an essential role in all our celebrations and the festive plate is the outcome of hard work and dedication from our farmers. We caught up with 3 farming families who supply our food from the traditional turkey to the carrots and sprouts that adorn our plates. We also reflect on just how different Christmas will be for some people around the world this year. We spoke to an Agricultural Economist and refugee from Ukraine who tells us about the special food, moments, and traditions s ..read more
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Where’s your bread at?
BASF Agricultural Solutions UK
by Andrew Ward, Angus McDowell & Pete Welborn
9M ago
In our first episode, we’re talking about all things bread. Where it comes from, how it’s made and our favourite types. We talk to Lincolnshire farmer Andrew Ward, who gives a frank picture of farming, and the role farmers play as stewards of the environment. Angus McDowell shares his experiences as a farmer, maltster, and miller from East Lothian and finally, we hear from Pete Welborn a third-generation family baker. Friends of BASF share their favourite bread and how they like to eat it and are way off in how many loaves the UK bakes every day. Have a listen and to show you’re support, tell ..read more
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BASF Perfecting Potatoes Together - Manufacturing machinery for potatoes
BASF Agricultural Solutions UK
by BASF Agricultural Solutions UK
10M ago
In our podcast this month, we chat to Ed Hodson, Product Specialist for potatoes with GRIMME UK. A family-owned business now operating in 120 countries to manufacture machinery for the vegetable sector. Ed gives insight into his work with growers, processors, and packers, including the first potato production system for a 6-meter controlled traffic farming system. We also discuss their involvement with Potato-LITE, a £4.6 million project working with McCain’s and PepsiCo to create novel machinery and cultivation practices, improving soil health and minimising tillage intensity. And we consider ..read more
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Farming, the Biggest Job on Earth: Debating the future of food
BASF Agricultural Solutions UK
by BASF Agricultural Solutions UK
1y ago
This episode’s conversations were recorded at a dinner bringing together people from across the food industry to celebrate the role of farming over a shared love of food and to discuss the challenges the industry faces. The evening was held at FarmED in the Cotswolds, a demonstration farm owned by Ian and Celene Wilkinson. Dinner guests included farmers alongside chef Ben Ebbrell, of Sorted Food fame, Government representatives, retail supply chain managers, Claire Evans the headteacher of an inner-city primary school and Professor David Hughes, an immensely well-travelled professor of global ..read more
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Beyond The Ground – Potato Contracts, Crisps And Policy
BASF Agricultural Solutions UK
by BASF Agricultural Solutions UK
1y ago
This month’s podcast comes from Angus in Scotland where we speak to Matthew Steele (see grower spotlight above). During the podcast we chat about why his family has increased their potato area, challenges within the supply chain, what could come next for the sector and why he remains positive about growing one of our country’s favourite vegetables. And, as with every podcast this season, we find out his top recipes containing the “tattie” (spoiler: it is a traditional Scottish recipe ..read more
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BASF Perfecting Potatoes Together - the year ahead
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by BASF Agricultural Solutions UK
1y ago
To kick off our year, we sat down for a coffee with Paul Goddard, Business Development Manager for Speciality Crops at BASF. We talked about some of the innovations and successes that will be supporting growers this year including optical sorting and stem pullers, we reflected on the impact of the dry season in 2022, hear more about Pauls' visit to Jersey and, in his own words, found out why “Honesty” is the best approach ..read more
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Farming, the Biggest Job on Earth: Affording the right to eat
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by BASF Agricultural Solutions UK
1y ago
Farming, the Biggest Job on Earth: Affording the right to eat by BASF Agricultural Solutions UK ..read more
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