Sian from My Rural Tribe LOVES to talk to people and hear thier story, i especially love to talk to farmers, who I find so inspiring. My podcast is asking the question ‘What makes a farmer’, we delve into thier farming story and let the conversation take us on a journey! I hope you enjoy.
Episode 11 – James Robinson @jrfromstrickley
Episode 10 – Susan & Shay @Seaviewfarms
Episode 9 – Charlie Beaty
Episode 8 – Sam Kenyon
Episode 7 – Helen Owens
Episode 6 – Olly Harrison
It was a pleasure to speak with Olly whilst he sprayed his crops! Olly speaks about why being dyslexic is a gift, how sunflowers can change lives and how he takes on diversification opportunties. Follow Olly on the socials as @agricontract or @ollyharrison for updates from his Isolation Diaries from his tractor as he gets the crops in the ground!
Episode 5 – Lucy Owens
It was a pleasure to speak with Lucy and hear about her life growing up on the farm and how it is an industry so close to her heart. Lucy farms alongside her husband, works for local businesses and has her own clothing brand – i Care Clothing – with profits go to a farming or countryside charity every quarter, which is a great philosophy to give back. Follow Lucy on instagram @thismumcares
Episode 4 – Heather Wildman
I had the pleasure to speak with Heather Widman of Saviour Associates – about all things farming, from growing up on the farm, life as a rep and the importance of shouting about how good our British farmers! Heather talks about why the S word (succession) should be spoken about – and it all starts with a conversation. I hope you enjoy!
Episode 3 – Ruari Martin
Having grown up in the countryside Ruari followed his passion to work in paradise every day – and for Ruari that is farming. From gaining practical experience from the low lands to the uplands, Ruari is now farm manager at Myerscough College, where he can combine his love for the practical along with science and technology.
Follow Ruari on Twitter – @RuariMart
Episode 2 – Claire Stead
In this episode I speak with Claire Stead, who I follow on instagram @claires_farmlife – I really enjoy seeing Claire’s life on the farm, it makes me envious and want to be out on that quad bike, but as you’ll find out it isn’t all sunsets and cute lambs!
Claire came home to the farm after 7 years working in an office, because some things are just in your heart, to be a farmer is to be part of the earth and of nature, and that calling is there.
Episode 1 – Abi Reader
Abi is a dairy farmer, spokesperson, representative and educator. Farm life is busy but having a great team behind her means the show goes on. By taking a chance and saying yes to opportunities Abi’s world opened up, from being interviewed on national TV, becoming dairy Chair for the NFU Cymru to collecting her MBE from Prince Charles. Having a vision and people to help push you forward is how Abi has achieved the success she has.