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About Ben Eagle

Ben is a farmer and agricultural/environmental writer from the Essex Coast. He blogs at thinkingcountry.com and presents and produces the Meet the Farmers podcast.

The Big Issues

Talking mental health in farming and on the railways

This conversation with Dan Goodwin, who was Suffolk Agricultural Apprentice of the Year in 2018, and Steve Loeber, who works…

Farm Diaries

How ‘care farming’ is helping people from Yorkshire to Finland

Ben meets all round great guy Robin Asquith who farms in Yorkshire and is the Social Farm Manager for the…

The Big Issues

How ‘companion cropping’ can improve our soils

In this episode of Meet the Farmers Ben travels to Kent to meet Andy Howard who has been experimenting in…

Farm Diaries

Meeting EatFarmNow co-founder, farmer and podcaster Will Evans

Ben meets host of Rock and Roll Farming, mixed farmer and co-founder of eatfarmnow – Will Evans.

Farm Diaries

From sheep to oil pressing, Welsh farmer Llyr Jones does it all

Ben travels to north Wales to meet Llyr Jones who runs multiple enterprises including 1500 sheep, 30 cattle, 16000 laying…

Farm Diaries

Welsh farmer Gareth Wyn Jones on ‘living the dream’

Gareth Wyn Jones is a well known UK farmer and presenter. Ben met him on his farm and spoke to…

Practical Farming

Farming beef holistically, with Rob Harvard

Ben meets holistic management specialist and beef farmer Rob Havard in Worcestershire. Rob talks to Ben about a wider range…

Farm Diaries

The ‘farminfluencer’: Meet the Instagramming farmer

When Ben met Ben. Tenant veg and beef farmer Ben Andrews, in Herefordshire, has thousands of followers on Instagram, where…

The Big Issues

Farming voices: The future of the Welsh uplands

Ben talks to Welsh hill farmer Emlyn Roberts about the future of the hills and his farm near Dolgellau.

The Big Issues

Being first-time farmers: Katie and James’s story

On the next stop of his road trip, Ben Eagle meets first-generation farmers James and Katie Allen who farm sheep…

Farm Diaries

Meet the farmer – nature award winner, Jonty Brunyee

I visited Jonty Brunyee who is a National Trust tenant in the heart of the Cotswolds, at Conygree Farm, farming…

Farm Diaries

Ben Eagle’s podcast road trip: Abbey Home Farm in Cirencester

This is the first in a series of trips on the Meet the Farmers podcast to farms in the Cotswolds,…

Farm Diaries

Cattle, cooking and glamping – life on an English farm

Ben Eagle speaks to Emily McVeigh at the Kenton Hall Estate in Suffolk, England. The business is a family business…

Farm Diaries

Easton Farm Park: What’s an ‘open farm’?

In this episode of Meet the Farmers Ben visits Fiona Siddall who runs Easton Farm Park in Suffolk, the second…

Farm Diaries

What’s an ‘open farm’ and how do you build one from scratch?

Sally and Shan Bendall run Hollowtrees Farm in Suffolk which is an open farm, farm shop and cafe which welcomes…

Farm Diaries

Meet the farmer: Cattle producer Silas, in Oxfordshire

In this episode of Meet the Farmers Ben speaks to Silas Hedley-Lawrence who is herd manager at English Farm in Oxfordshire….