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As Dorothy Fairburn retires from her role as CLA’s director north this spring, she spoke to Clemmie Gleeson about her life and career in the countryside, her Nuffield scholarship on suicide in the farming community and her pl
Worries over the supply of milk prompted a group of Sark residents to fundraise for a community dairy which will be run by Suffolk dairy farmers Jason and Katharine Salisbury. Clemmie Gleeson finds out more.
Nearly five years after he was given a life-changing bowel cancer diagnosis, livestock farmer Wayne Smith speaks out about his initial cancer battle, the road to recovery and getting back to life on the farm. Hannah Park repo
Auctioneer John Copland has plied his trade on the various islands of Orkney for half a century where, as he tells Ewan Pate, there have been plenty of highlights to looking after such an extensive territory.
Farming needs to do more to encourage diversity of new entrants, specifically those from backgrounds not typically associated with agriculture, believes Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones. Clemmie Gleeson reports.
As food production and feeding the nation moves up the agenda thanks to factors like Brexit and the ongoing Covid-19 situation, Emily Ashworth talks to Ben White-Hamilton about how he is trying to reconnect the farmer with th
Five years of fundraising enabled The Countryside Restoration Trust to purchase Bere Marsh Farm, set to be a site to showcase its history, farming and conservation interests. Clemmie Gleeson finds out more.
A GP with roots in farming, Dr Eilir Hughes finds himself at the frontline of the fight against Covid-19 in more ways than one. He reflects on helping to keep his rural community in Nefyn on the Llŷn Peninsula safe and well d
Farmer turned pub and cafe owner Bryan Jones has brought cheer and solace to his local rural community for many years, most recently with his ‘meals on wheels’ service that has proved to be a lifeline for many during lockdown
As the issue of tackling mental wellbeing in farming remains a talking point, members of the farming community offer perspectives on the importance of looking after yourself and others. Farmers Guardian reports.
Providing foster care in the farming community is a rewarding experience, but more people are needed to fulfil this vital service. Hannah Park speaks to foster carers about their journey and what it entails.
The Country Food Trust has produced 1.5 million meals for people in need, but with an estimated 8.4m people now in food poverty across the UK, chief executive officer Tim Woodward believes it is just the beginning for the charity.
Teaching school children how food is grown is just one benefit of the work of Norfolk-based charity the Papillon Project. The charity’s founder Matt Willer told Clemmie Gleeson that farmers have played a big part in its success so far.
A grassroots army has kept the Young Farmers’ Club movement alive during the Covid-19 pandemic. There have been online rallies, bake-offs, stockjudging, training sessions, committee meetings and more. Sarah Todd reports.
Determined to help its sheep milk suppliers when lockdown hit, family-run cheesemakers Shepherds Purse fast tracked the launch of a new product to create some demand for the specialist raw material it was handling. Hannah Park reports.
Dairy farmer and communicator Amy Eggleston may have only returned to family farming life two years ago, but she is already making her mark at home and within the wider industry. Hannah Park finds out more.
Life on a Cheshire dairy farm for Rebecca Wood, who is ordinarily a Birmingham-based BBC reporter and presenter, has been an eye-opener. Here she tells Farmers Guardian about the joy and wealth of new experiences it has brought her.
Five seconds can change your life. Here, farmer and director of L and K Group and North West Auctions, Trevor Wilson, talks to Hannah Binns about his near-death incident falling nine feet from a barn roof one sunny afternoon in May.
After relocating from Canada to the UK in pursuit of the sheepdog trialling scene in 2007, Angie Driscoll and partner Kelvin Broad have been busy making their mark in the trialling community. Hannah Binns finds out more.
Once common place through much of Great Britain, flower-rich hay meadows have encountered serious decline in the last century. One Lancashire-based project is working to remedy that. Hannah Park reports.
Having spent many years in agriculture working as a shepherd and livestock manager, Graham Miles says his role as a rural chaplain combines both his passions of farming and the church. Angela Calvert reports.
Whether Covid-19 has brought about change or meant business as usual, the farming calendar is ticking over as it always has. Here, photojournalism student Jack Bailey tells his family’s story. Hannah Park reports