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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.

Farm Diaries

Who Gives A Fork: Ben meets food journalist Jez Fredenburgh

In the latest episode of Meet the Farmers, Ben speaks to food and farming journalist and editor at Eat Farm…

The Big Issues

Rural commentator Rob Yorke talks farming and nature

Ben Eagle speaks to Rob Yorke, a rural commentator who has written 122 letters to The Times and interviewed multiple…

The Big Issues

Dewi Parry: Running Young Farmers on lockdown

In the latest episode of Meet the Farmers Ben speaks to current chair of the National Federation of Young Farmers…

Farm Diaries

The sheep farmer who now reads the news

Ben Eagle chats to BBC newsreader Gareth Barlow, who used to work as a butcher and in an abattoir as…

Farm Diaries

Goats, fire-pits, and lockdown

Ben Eagle talks goat farmer and cheese-maker Sam Steggles and fire-pit artist Andy Gageabout how lockdown has impacted their businesses….

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From food to plastics: Meet the pioneering seaweed farmer

In the latest episode of the Meet the Farmers podcast Ben speaks to Wave Crookes from Seagrown about seaweed farming…

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Jeremy Buxton: From Eurosport presenter to farmer

In this episode of Meet the Farmers podcast Ben speaks to Norfolk farmer and former Eurosport TV presenter Jeremy Buxton….

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Covid-19 and rewilding – chats with an Exmoor farmer

In this episode Ben looks back on the farming news and speaks to Exmoor farmer Robin Milton. They chat about…

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Meet the Farmers heads to the Euston Estate

In this episode of Meet the Farmers Ben speaks to Matthew Hawthorne who is farm manager at the Euston Estate…

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Meet the Farmers Podcast talks dairy and technology

In the latest episode of the Meet the Farmers podcast, Ben Eagle gives a run down of all the latest…

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Meet the Farmers: Anna Bryant, Will Evans and Ally Hunter-Blair

Meet the Farmers has a new format and here is the first new episode of the brand new show, hosted…

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…