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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

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….

Food Files

1 million free-range eggs: A week in the life of Alaistaire Brice

Ben Eagle visits free-range egg farmer Alaistaire Brice who farms with his wife Fiona, and works with 16 other farmers…

The Big Issues

The farmer-researcher: Growing enough food sustainably

Ben Eagle talks to Phil Jarvis about his experiments to farm more sustainably, while maintaining the highest possible yields. Ben…

Farm Diaries

Beef cattle, crops and a children’s play-barn

In episode 40 of the Meet the Farmers podcast Ben Eagle speaks to Richard Bower, who farms in Staffordshire, England,…

Food Files

‘Female Farmer UK’ talks local food and farmer identity

Katie Anderson (aka Female Farmer UK) is a young farmer originally from Essex who is now living and working in…

The Big Issues

Talking mental health with Norfolk farmer Kit Papworth

This week’s Meet the Farmers podcast features Kit Papworth, who sadly lost his father, David, last year to suicide. We…