Farming podcast hits the charts

With only their third episode released, Rebecca Wilson and Lizzie McLaughlin have managed to find their new podcast in the Apple podcast charts. Their new venture, Boots and Heels, has entered the Apple charts at #200 on the UK’s top Personal Journal sector which is set to continue to rise.

“Strong, comfortable and, most importantly, reliable kit, is critical”

Feeding, bedding and looking after some 1,200 outdoor sows as well as their offspring is a fairly rigorous task that’s hard on both men and machines. It’s a job that is difficult enough when it’s dry but when the winter weather sets in things can get even tougher, explains Suffolk pig producer Chris Fogden.

“Living the dream of farming full-time”

Scottish farmer Janet McQuistin speaks to Farmers Guide about rural life, the power of social media in overcoming isolation, and how she finally achieved her dream of farming full-time, despite the opinions of a school guidance counsellor.

Farmers urged to sign up for Farmer Time as schools wait to be matched

The team behind the popular Farmer Time initiative – which links up farmers and schools using digital platforms – is urging farmers across the country to sign up now, as there are 200 schools ready and waiting to be matched.

“We need to share the good and the bad of farming”

Mixed farmer and social media influencer Charlie Beaty spoke to Farmers Guide about why she feels it’s important that farmers show the highs and the lows of farming – not only for mental health in the industry, but also to gain public trust.

“Be honest and be you”: Emma Foot on sharing stories from the farm

Dorset farmer and Instagram influencer Emma Foot speaks to Farmers Guide about sharing her story with her 17.6K followers, inspiring women in farming and the highlights and challenges of farm life.

Ally Hunter Blair talks farm life, social media and Covid-19

Herefordshire farmer Ally Hunter Blair began his Instagram account as a way of sharing positive stories around agriculture, but has found that looking back over the photographs helps him to appreciate what he has. We spoke to Ally about farm life, the pros and cons of social media and life in a pandemic.

From hairdresser to chief shepherdess

When Zoe Colville left city life and a job as a hairdresser to farm full time, she wanted to keep her family and friends up to date via her Instagram account. Now, six years later, she is one of the top ‘farmfluencers’ in the UK, with 22.2K followers. We caught up with her to find out more.

An organic farming business looking to the future

Introducing Beef Shorthorn – complementing environmental land management schemes.

New ‘made tough’ range of weatherproof workwear for outdoor workers

The Betacraft range of weatherproof workwear – including the ISO-940 rainwear range – is now available in the UK from Dairy Spares.

Grow Your Own Potatoes Programme to continue in 2021

The Grow Your Own Potatoes (GYOP) Programme will go ahead as planned in 2021 with the support of the potato industry.

Lockdown projects for farm kids

With more children studying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has created some educational games to help them stay safe on farms.

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