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.

 

 


 

LATEST EPISODE:

Episode 62 - A young Pembrokeshire potato grower making his mark

With the potato planting season well underway in Pembrokeshire, we caught up with Euros Davies - a relative newcomer to the business of growing potatoes. On his family’s block of land near Milford Haven, he’s been busy planting potatoes ready for sale and marketing through Puffin Produce. Tune in to learn more about what it takes to establish a successful crop and how working in collaboration with fellow growers can reduce the cost burden of buying new equipment.

 

Recent Episodes:

 

Episode 58 - Give rotational grazing a try this Spring

Agricultural inflation has become a big issue in farming over the past twelve months, with substantial increases in input costs, particularly fertiliser and feed. That’s why we invited James Daniel of Precision Grazing to join us on this episode to discuss how livestock farmers can implement rotational grazing this spring to maintain production whilst reducing the use of nitrogen fertiliser and purchased feed.

 

Episode 59 - A Welsh Farmer in Antarctica

Dairy farmer, Deian Evans, has just returned from a 3-month working expedition at the Halley Research Station based in Antarctica. Having seen an advert in the farming press, Deian took up this unique opportunity, leaving his partner Jamie McCoy and his wider family in charge of the farm. Tune in to learn more about his experiences and how his family coped while he was away.

 

Episode 60 - Llŷr Jones – a farmer with entrepreneurship running through his veins

Entrepreneurship runs through the veins of Llŷr Jones, Derwydd Farm near Corwen. He’s one of those farmers who’s not afraid of giving something a go and in this episode, we hear about all the different enterprises that are taking place at Derwydd including the extension to the egg business, setting up a wild camping site, his incredible trip to Ukraine recently and how the Agri Academy has played a key role in all his businesses.

 

Episode 61 - Anna Jones on the relationship crisis between town and country

Our guest this week is the journalist, broadcaster, author and Nuffield Farming Scholar, Anna Jones. Anna grew up on her family’s upland farm on the Welsh borders and is often heard on BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today programme. Earlier this year she published her first book – Divide – and she joins us on the podcast to talk about the cultural divisions between rural and urban communities and why there has never been a better time to bridge that divide. 

 


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