Kent’s 87-year-old Marion still farming thanks to rugged mobility scooters

Marion Pont, 87 from Ashford in Kent, is continuing to run her sheep farm with the help of two mobility scooters – including a 20-year-old TGA Supersport.

Red Tractor’s remote assessments protocol proves to be a success

Over the past two months, the UK’s largest food and farming scheme has seen 6,300 members complete remote assessments on farm.

Satellite images provide key to virtual farm tour

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is using satellite imagery to offer virtual tours of its upland research farms in Perthshire.

Doing it differently: ‘We are farming the way our fathers did’

As we face a global pandemic that is unprecedented in most of our lifetimes, there has been much in the press about utilising the ‘blitz spirit’ to get us through these challenging times. And it appears that one thing is certainly comparable to war time – farm shops are reporting a dramatic increase in business as many consumers switch to buying local.

Brits urged to ‘leave it wild’ for International Biodiversity Day

Gardeners told to put their feet up this bank holiday weekend to help wildlife.

Farmer left “fuming” after walkers leave gate open

Well-known Welsh farmer and TV presenter Gareth Wyn Jones has said he was left “fuming” after walkers left a gate open on his farm, allowing sheep to escape.

Farmers to showcase the industry in LEAF Online Farm Sunday

With farm visits on hold and LEAF Open Farm Sunday postponed to September, the organisers, Linking Environment And Farming, have announced they are running their very first LEAF Online Farm Sunday.

Farmers post online videos to help with #LockdownLearning

Parents now faced with home schooling their children in lockdown will no doubt be grateful for the rising number of farmers who are posting educational videos online.

Rural families ‘alarmed’ by lockdown exercise advice

New guidelines that suggest people are allowed to drive to the countryside to exercise have caused anxiety among those in rural areas, who fear they may be put at risk by an influx of walkers.

Farmers offer top tips to young boy who “would love to be a farmer”

Nine-year-old Finn Evans has been inundated with words of wisdom from farmers after posting a video online asking for advice about how to get into the industry.

Jeremy Clarkson swaps Ferraris for farming in new show

Clarkson is swapping his ‘need for speed’ for the ‘need to conserve’ as he publicly works his 1000-acre carbon neutral arable farm, Diddly Squat, following recent calculations regarding the planet’s dwindling food supply.

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