Planting and growing spring wheat – with farmer Charles
11th May 2020
Watch farmer Charles prepare his land to plant spring wheat, what machines he uses and what the crop needs to grow – before being harvested and used to produce flour for bread.
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.
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.
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