The milk bottle challenge, with dairy farmer Charles

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You may buy your food and drink, like milk, from the supermarket, but behind the shelf there’s a network of thousands of individual farmers and producers. Watch dairy farmer Charles and his friends and family get busy with a milk bottle. Can you create a video like this with your favourite British-produced food or drink?

About Charles and his farm

Charles is a mixed dairy, beef and arable farmer, working in partnership with his father and two brothers in Warwickshire. They milk 350 Holstein cows, using both conventional and robotic systems. They grow wheat, barley, oilseed rape, oats, potatoes and maize over 1300 acres, as well as having diversified into industrial units.

Charles is married to Linda, a primary school teacher, and they have two children, Chloe and Henry. He has a real passion for education, and helping people gain a better understanding of the food they eat and how it is produced.

Watch more of Charles’ farm videos. 

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About Just Farmers

Charles was trained in media and and video-production by Just Farmers – a project run by BBC Broadcaster and Journalist Anna Jones, and TV self-shooting producer/director, Alex Price.


Discover more fun activities and videos by farmers and chefs in our #LockdownLearning Hub.