Visit the UK’s leading indoor agricultural event, with eleven packed halls of the very latest in agricultural machinery and equipment. Now at the NEC, Birmingham this is free to attend and free to park.
On the start of my second week in Australia, myself and Carlyn Sheriff headed over to Kadina for a Grain Industry Seminar, which is a Government reported programme that Rural Directions are leading at the moment.
Despite the media hysteria surrounding last week’s detection of BSE on a farm in Aberdeenshire, the markets’ seasonal trends do not seem to have been adversely affected and importantly, export demand has not wavered.
Emotive stories from NFU council about the impact of this summer’s drought are a reminder, if one was needed, that many farmers will face a tougher winter than usual because of a lack of forage and bedding.
As we head full swing in to autumn, Liz Earle, TV personality, organic farmer and Liz Earle Wellbeing founder, talks to us about the benefits of seasonal produce and offers up a warming and tasty caramelised apple and walnut lattice recipe.
Katie Anderson left her life in the city to start up a career in farming. Here she tells us five things to do to help you boost your knowledge and confidence before setting out in the world of farming.
Crawford Mclaren, 24, is a self-employed farm contractor, working for the family business run by his father. It is a mixed farm of bull beef finishing, a pedigree Simmental herd and arable land growing spring barley, wheat and potatoes.
Nikita Garner, 29, is a sheep farmer on about 15-acres in East Durham. She completed a masters degree in humanities at Northumbria University with a research-led dissertation on current issues faced by British farmers. She now works in project management.