10 signs you know Christmas has arrived on the farm!

I am finally back home on the farm for the Christmas holidays! As I'm feeling festive, here's ten things you'll know from living on a farm at Christmas time. The 3 Wise Reps  Similar to the nativity scene, the festive period warrants an annual visit from local reps who come to the farm bearing gifts…

9 things farmers want countryside walkers to remember…

Everyone loves going for walks in the country. It is hard not to with such amazing scenery, crisp fresh air and abundance of nature. There is just something homely and tranquil about it. Yet the countryside is also a hectic workplace for farmers up and down the country who are just trying to make a…

Lord Mayor’s Show 2017

This weekend I was extremely fortunate to represent North West Farmers (Lancashire, Cumbria and Cheshire) at the 802nd Lord Mayor's Show, London, on behalf of the National Farmers Union, New Holland and The Worshipful Company of Farmers. For those of you thinking, what on earth is the Lord Mayor's Show, it is one of the most popular…

Eating sustainably – how students can support UK farmers

Going to a city university has made me realise just how out of touch today's generation are with the production of their food. Especially students, who have, I am ashamed to admit, asked me some daft questions about the Agricultural Industry. Don’t get me wrong, I like it when people ask questions and try to…

UK Jersey Society herd together to promote breed on #Farm24

Back in June I was extremely fortunate to go on the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists / John Deere Training Scheme where I learned all the tips and tricks for becoming an agricultural journalist. I also met some amazing people who I am lucky enough to call friends for life! As part of the scheme…

Let’s celebrate #NationalYFCWeek

#NationalYoungFarmersWeek (18th-24th September) is coming up – a week which  celebrates all things NFYFC! For the city dwellers reading this, the National Federation of Young Farmers Club (NFYFC) is an organisation run by young people, for young people who share a love for agricultural and rural living. Unlike the name hints, you don’t have to…