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Ear to the Ground Podcast

Ear to the ground

The ‘Ear to the Ground’ podcast, the first of its kind to be available in both Welsh and English, shares technical information, advice, support and inspiration to the farming community in Wales.

Episodes are just 20/30 minutes long and will include interviews with farmers and industry experts on a range of topical themes.

A new episode will be published every fortnight, and topics for the Autumn months will include conversations recorded at the Innovation and Diversification Wales event, the Farming the Environment event and an opportunity to get to know some of our new demonstration farmers.





Episode 55 - 'Greater diversity drives better business results' with Dr Delana Davies

In our first episode of 2022, we meet Dr Delana Davies who farms with her family at Tierson, near Milford Haven. Alongside their diverse farming business which includes dairying, sheep farming, breeding pedigree Limousin cattle and potato growing, Delana also works as a Knowledge Exchange Executive for Farming Connect. Tune in to hear more about her farming background, the projects she’s worked on and her outlook for the future.


Recent Episodes:


Episode 51 - Farming the tide with Dan Pritchard

Farming a thousand ewes on a tidal salt marsh has its challenges and opportunities. Tune in to our latest podcast to hear the story behind the award-winning Gower Salt Marsh Lamb and how the farmer, Dan Pritchard, has changed his grassland management after being on Farming Connect’s Prosper from Pasture programme.


Episode 52 - Carbon Trading – The Risks and Rewards for Farmers

With the growing interest in carbon trading, Dr William Stiles of Aberystwyth University explains how the market works and what are the opportunities and pitfalls that farmers should be aware of.


Episode 53 - Growing people and a successful business with Rhys Williams, Trygarn

Dairy farmer, Rhys Williams, is a firm believer in developing and growing people – an ethos that’s enabled him to grow his enterprise to encompass over 2,000 acres and milking over 2,000 cows. Tune in to hear his story.


Episode 54 - “You must treat the farm as a business in order to keep the way of life” according to Iorwerth Williams

Iorwerth Williams is a chartered accountant practising in Porthmadog. He works with a number of farming and diversified businesses and in this podcast, he reveals the characteristics that make a successful business.


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