Author Profile

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

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…

Farm Diaries

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…

Farm Diaries

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,…

Farm Diaries

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…

The Big Issues

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…

Farm Diaries

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…

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…

Farm Diaries

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…