Intensive Poultry and Regenerative Arable - with former FW arable farmer of the year Will Oliver
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by Ben Eagle, Will Oliver
1w ago
Will Oliver, a fourth-generation arable and poultry farmer, discusses his farm in Leicestershire and the challenges and diversifications he has undertaken. The farm grows wheat, maize, and winter beans, and also has a poultry enterprise with 175,000 chickens. Will emphasizes the importance of efficiency, risk-taking, and diversification in running a successful farm. He talks about the benefits of integrating arable and poultry farming, including utilizing manure and growing feed crops. Will also discusses the challenges of growing affordable food, navigating through bird flu pandemics, and man ..read more
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Farming in Shetland with This Farming Life's Kirsty and Aimee Budge
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by Kirsty Budge, Aimee Budge, Ben Eagle
2w ago
Image credit: Kirsty and Aimee Budge Meet the Farmers is produced by RuralPod Media, the only specialist rural podcast production agency.  Please note that this podcast does not constitute advice. Our podcast disclaimer can be found here.  About Ben and  RuralPod Media Ben Eagle is the founder and Head of Podcasts at RuralPod Media, a specialist rural podcast production agency. He is also a freelance rural affairs and agricultural journalist. You can find out more at ruralpodmedia.co.uk or benjamineagle.co.uk  If you have a business interested in getting involved with podca ..read more
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First time farming on the Isle of Wight - with Francesca Cooper
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by Francesca Cooper, Ben Eagle
1M ago
Image credit: Francesca Cooper Meet the Farmers is produced by RuralPod Media, the only specialist rural podcast production agency.  Please note that this podcast does not constitute advice. Our podcast disclaimer can be found here.  About Ben and  RuralPod Media Ben Eagle is the founder and Head of Podcasts at RuralPod Media, a specialist rural podcast production agency. He is also a freelance rural affairs and agricultural journalist. You can find out more at ruralpodmedia.co.uk or benjamineagle.co.uk  If you have a business interested in getting involved with podcasting ..read more
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Ranching on a big scale - with Lauren Johnson
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by Lauren Johnson, Ben Eagle
1M ago
Image credit: Lauren Johnson Meet the Farmers is produced by RuralPod Media, the only specialist rural podcast production agency.  Please note that this podcast does not constitute advice. Our podcast disclaimer can be found here.  About Ben and  RuralPod Media Ben Eagle is the founder and Head of Podcasts at RuralPod Media, a specialist rural podcast production agency. He is also a freelance rural affairs and agricultural journalist. You can find out more at ruralpodmedia.co.uk or benjamineagle.co.uk  If you have a business interested in getting involved with podcasting ch ..read more
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Rooted in Resilience: A Visit to Cultivate 2024
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by Ed Turner, Jen Johnson, Rob Browne, Joe Fletcher-Hunt, Aidie Street, Paul McGee, Jim Bloom, Hannah Goodwin, Andy Venables, Ben Eagle
1M ago
Huge thanks to the Cultivate team for allowing us to record at the event. Meet the Farmers is produced by RuralPod Media, the only specialist rural podcast production agency.  Please note that this podcast does not constitute advice. Our podcast disclaimer can be found here.  About Ben and  RuralPod Media Ben Eagle is the founder and Head of Podcasts at RuralPod Media, a specialist rural podcast production agency. He is also a freelance rural affairs and agricultural journalist. You can find out more at ruralpodmedia.co.uk or benjamineagle.co.uk  If you have a business inte ..read more
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Back to the Ranch - with Avery Wrigglesworth
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by Avery Wrigglesworth, Ben Eagle
1M ago
Image credit: Avery Wrigglesworth Meet the Farmers is produced by RuralPod Media, the only specialist rural podcast production agency.  Please note that this podcast does not constitute advice. Our podcast disclaimer can be found here.  About Ben and  RuralPod Media Ben Eagle is the founder and Head of Podcasts at RuralPod Media, a specialist rural podcast production agency. He is also a freelance rural affairs and agricultural journalist. You can find out more at ruralpodmedia.co.uk or benjamineagle.co.uk  If you have a business interested in getting involved with podcasti ..read more
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Curlews and Farming in the Dales - with Leigh Weston
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by Leigh Weston, Ben Eagle
2M ago
Ben speaks to Leigh Weston who farms in the Yorkshire Dales. Leigh is an ambassador for Curlew Action.  Image credit: Leigh Weston Meet the Farmers is produced by RuralPod Media, the only specialist rural podcast production agency.  Please note that this podcast does not constitute advice. Our podcast disclaimer can be found here.  About Ben and  RuralPod Media Ben Eagle is the founder and Head of Podcasts at RuralPod Media, a specialist rural podcast production agency. He is also a freelance rural affairs and agricultural journalist. You can find out more at ruralpodmedia ..read more
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'Move Your Cows More Frequently' - with Ben Thomas
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by Ben Eagle, Ben Thomas
2M ago
Ben meets Cornish beef farmer Ben Thomas.  Link to Six Inches of Soil Meet the Farmers is produced by RuralPod Media, the only specialist rural podcast production agency.  Please note that this podcast does not constitute advice. Our podcast disclaimer can be found here.  About Ben and  RuralPod Media Ben Eagle is the founder and Head of Podcasts at RuralPod Media, a specialist rural podcast production agency. He is also a freelance rural affairs and agricultural journalist. You can find out more at ruralpodmedia.co.uk or benjamineagle.co.uk  If you have a business int ..read more
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Into the podcast archive
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by Ben Eagle, Nikki Yoxall, Fred Price, Abi Reader
2M ago
We take a look back through the podcast archive at 3 previous episodes.    Meet the Farmers is produced by RuralPod Media, the only specialist rural podcast production agency.  Please note that this podcast does not constitute advice. Our podcast disclaimer can be found here.  About Ben and  RuralPod Media Ben Eagle is the founder and Head of Podcasts at RuralPod Media, a specialist rural podcast production agency. He is also a freelance rural affairs and agricultural journalist. You can find out more at ruralpodmedia.co.uk or benjamineagle.co.uk  If you have a bu ..read more
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The Growing Grower: From 7 Acres to 136 Acres - with Bal Padda
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by Bal Padda, Ben Eagle
2M ago
Bal and his family run Vicarage Nurseries in the Vale of Evesham alongside his team of 10 full-time staff and 150 seasonal workers. Growing 1,200t of strawberries (4 million punnets) and 100t of raspberries each season on 136 acres, the business supplies UK retailers as well as wholesale and farmers’ markets. The farm and business have grown greatly since his parents first started it on seven acres in 1997, after moving to the UK from Punjab in 1966. Bal joined his parents on the farm in 2009 as a stop gap and loved it so much he stayed – and he’s built it from there.  Image credit: Bal P ..read more
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