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.
For more than 60 years Ken Patterson has been selling farm machinery and is now recognised as far more than just a salesman. Emily Ashworth meets the man who has witnessed six decades of change in the sector.
Between its thousands of members, the Women’s Land Army managed to feed the nation during Britain’s darkest years. Here, Emily Ashworth examines the work of the women, their dedication and their humble attitudes towards their contribution.
Wiltshire dairy farmer Kate Gallop has raised thousands of pounds in aid of Macmillan Cancer support by opening her farmhouse garden to the public. Aly Balsom takes a closer look at her labour of love.
As the number of pubs continue to decline, rural communities are fighting to keep their local pubs open. Such is their strength of spirit, residents are now creating unique hubs to flourish in the future. Marie Claire Kidd reports.
Jack Flusk and Katie Swift are safeguarding the future of the historic saddleback bloodline through conservation grazing sites. Emily Ashworth visits the couple to see how preserving the breed plays a part in preserving the land too.
Alongside the Women’s Land Army, The Women’s Timber Corps was equal in contribution to the success of World War Two, but still its legacy remains mostly untold. Emily Ashworth looks at the vital forestry work thousands of women undertook.
Stoicism is synonymous in the farming industry and nowhere is that more apparent than with Scottish hill farmer Jean Lindsay. Ewan Pate visits the 90-year-old at Runavey Farm, on the Invercauld Estate.
The idea small family businesses are a dying breed is not the case at R.J. Balson and Son, which has stood the test of time for more than 500 years. Emily Ashworth finds out how they have stood the test of time.
For Liz Haines, raising her children on a farm was a lifestyle choice and she is passionate about the role of women within the industry. Here she tells Hannah Park about her journey, her motivation and her recent speech at the Women in Dairy conference.
Having farmed all his life, Alan Goudge’s passion for the land is simply part of who he is. Here he talks to Rebecca Jordan about the changes and challenges of the job over his 73 years at Carsella Farm.
Realising the need for a supported health system within the rural community, Richard Schofield helped to establish Field Nurse, a scheme which has sent health professionals in to auction marts and the rural community to provide a service to those who need it most.
As UK farmers continue to be blighted by daily cases of sheep worrying, Ewetrack, a device to detect unusual behaviour within your flock, aims to put an end to the devastating effect it can have. Emily Ashworth reports.
With the chance to go and work on one of the largest farms in Ohio, Jack Hesketh, a former student at Myerscough College, took the opportunity with both hands to bring vital skills back home to his family farm. Emily Ashworth reports.
Moving out of the farmhouse and retiring from day-to-day farming can be a daunting task, but it is one even Lords have to face. Ben Briggs speaks to Don Curry – Lord Curry of Kirkharle – about making the decision to stop farming and how he believes the industry is in for a radical shake-up.
Farmers and the rural workforce are renowned for pushing the issue of mental wellbeing aside – but a surge in the numbers highlighting the issue is helping to flag its need to be acknowledged. Lauren Dean reports.
As the conversation continues over introducing agriculture in to the education system, Nancy Bryson from Bryson Tractors speaks to Emily Ashworth about her passion for teaching children about food and farming.
Women were instrumental in agriculture throughout World War I and here, Cherish Watton, Women’s Land Army historian and founder of womenslandarmy.co.uk, shares an account from former Land Girl Dorothy Eddowes.
Pippa Woods is a name widely recognised within the farming industry, and, on meeting at her home in Osborne Newton, Aveton Gifford, it is clear to see why. She tells Lauren Dean just exactly why small family farmers must
Some of our most iconic cultural sites are based in rural areas, but what role does farming play in their preservation? Danusia Osiowy finds more about the conservation and restoration work on the White Cliffs of Dover
A mutual appreciation for cultural heritage and community spirit has helped build the most unlikely friendship between Yorkshire Dales farmer Bill Bland and ex-office worker Rob Thacker. Olivia Midgley finds out more about