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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.

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From farming to the obesity crisis – thoughts from nutritionist Barbara Bray

In this episode of the Meet the Farmers podcast Ben speaks to food and nutrition consultant Barbara Bray about farming,…

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Micro-dairying and the ups and downs of first time farming

Ben Eagle meets Alex Heffron who started farming five years ago, and has now established a micro-dairy selling direct to…

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Meet the regenerative dairy farmer

Ben Eagle meets West Sussex dairy farmer Dan Burdett who recently toured the world investigating how to use diversity to…

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Farmer, writer, communicator – Ben Eagle meets Joe Stanley

In the latest Meet the Farmers podcast episode, Ben Eagle meets Joe Stanley, a Leicestershire arable and beef farmer, writer,…

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How to talk about farming & other stories with Jane Craigie

Ben meets agricultural communications and networking queen, Jane Craigie, who sits on the executive board of the International Federation of…

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Crystal coves and hardy sheep: Farming on the Isle of Iona

In today’s episode of Meet the Farmers, Ben meets Andrew Prentice who moved to western Scotland from Aberdeenshire 10 years…

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Farming big in Russia and Ukraine – does it have a place in the UK?

In the latest Meet the Farmers episode, Ben Eagle speaks to an international agri-business consultant about farming on a big…

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Meet the Soil Association’s head of horticulture

Ben Eagle meets Ben Raskin, who is head of horticulture and agroforestry at the Soil Association. He’s also written books…

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What future do we want for our food, farming and countryside?

In the latest episode of the Meet the Farmers podcast Ben speaks to Monmouthshire farmer and CEO of the Food,…

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View from a forester – why farming needs more trees

Ben speaks to forester Luke Hemmings, from Northumberland, about why he thinks farmers should be thinking about trees more. Ben…

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Rich Heady – farmer, runner, videographer

Ben Eagle speaks to Buckinghamshire farmer and regular EatFarmNow contributor Richard Heady. Learn all about Rich’s farming journey as well…

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Alstroemeria all the way – why British flowers rock

In the latest episode of Meet the Farmers Ben Eagle heads to West Sussex to meet flower grower, alstroemeria specialist,…

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Working the camera: In conversation with Countryfile’s Sean Fletcher

In the latest episode of the Meet the Farmers podcast Ben speaks to broadcaster, journalist and BBC Countryfile presenter Sean…

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Regeneration: What happened when one farmer refocused

Ben Eagle meets Somerset pig and arable farmer Fred Price, who has changed his management system from a conventional mindset…

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Meet Ernie the young shepherd from Herefordshire

In this episode of Meet the Farmers Ben speaks to shepherd and chair of Herefordshire Young Farmers, Ernie Richards. It…

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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…