25 episodes

Will Evans visits farms around the country to explore the subject of farming diversification. How are farmers creating new income streams and new business models? What challenges have they overcome and what do they think the big opportunities are? Stories and advice from those who have successfully diversified, as well as farming experts from NFU Mutual. For more detail, NFU Mutual’s full report on farming diversification is available here:

https://www.nfumutual.co.uk/farming/farming-diversification/

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Will Evans visits farms around the country to explore the subject of farming diversification. How are farmers creating new income streams and new business models? What challenges have they overcome and what do they think the big opportunities are? Stories and advice from those who have successfully diversified, as well as farming experts from NFU Mutual. For more detail, NFU Mutual’s full report on farming diversification is available here:

https://www.nfumutual.co.uk/farming/farming-diversification/

    Understanding and combatting dog attacks on sheep

    Understanding and combatting dog attacks on sheep

    There’s been a worrying spike in incidents of ‘Livestock Worrying’. To understand this better and talk about what’s being done to combat it Will talks to Rob Taylor from North Wales Police rural crime team, Debs Roberts, a Scottish farmer and co-founder of ‘Ladies who Lamb’ and NFU Mutual farming specialist, David Harrison.

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    • 29 min
    Hearing from the next generation of farmers

    Hearing from the next generation of farmers

    As we start the year Will talks to four recipients of NFU Mutual awards for those studying to go in to agriculture. Ed Chaplin, Ben Chilman, Chloe Dunn, and Craig Simpson all talk about their experiences to date, their future career plans and how they see the industry going.

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    • 29 min
    The increased importance of winter security on the farm

    The increased importance of winter security on the farm

    As the clocks go back Will talks to Robin Till from NFU Mutual's Risk Management Services and PC Steven Kaminski from Cheshire Police to talk about the security challenges at this time of year, and to offer practical advice for the farming community.  

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    • 23 min
    Succession Planning in the Farming Community

    Succession Planning in the Farming Community

    Will is joined by Milly  Fyfe,  who  farms  in  Northamptonshire  and  has  been  through  the  succession planning process  with  her  own  family,  Heather  Wildman  from  Saviour  Associates,  who  specializes  in  facilitating  succession  planning,  and  Sean  McCann,  a  chartered  financial  planner  from  NFU  Mutual. Together they discuss this challenging subject and offer their thoughts and advice.

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    • 45 min
    Agricultural contractors and their role in the farming industry

    Agricultural contractors and their role in the farming industry

    Will is joined by Ian Maddever, an agricultural contracting expert, and Charlie Yorke from NFU Mutual to talk about agricultural contracting, how the industry has changed and the role it now plays in the farming industry.

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    • 23 min
    The latest on rural crime as part of the 2020 Rural Crime Report

    The latest on rural crime as part of the 2020 Rural Crime Report

    Will is joined by Rebecca Davidson, NFU Mutual’s Rural Affairs Specialist, to talk through the results of the report and Detective Constable Chris Piggott from the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service to talk about the latest trends. Rebecca and Chris talk about crime under Coronavirus, what is being done to tackle the problem, and offer tips and advice to prevent rural crime. 

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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Rjw89 ,

Great podcast

Good insight, would be great to see more farming content focusing on my sector in future.

honeymonster62 ,

Will come back

Really interesting listen, look forward to the next one!

West Ox Bean ,

Lyndon Farms

A really interesting story and excellent podcast!

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