Farmers Weekly Interactive

Now that’s what we call long service

When you’ve worked for the same family for 53 years, and driven the combine for 47 years, it’s safe to say you’re part of the furniture – especially when it comes to harvest. But after notching up that impressive record of service, it’s finally time for Vic Rogers of Childerley Farm, Cambridge, to retire. “I […]

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Cutting edge soil and water research

Farmers learn about the latest developments in soil and water research at Harper Adams.

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Rural Oscar winners revealed

The Countryside Alliance hands out its prestigious ‘Rural Oscars’ at a Parliamentary reception

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Memories of a Cornish farmer

Project Aspect is a collection of video stories that explore climate change through the context of every day life. But before you click away from this page, it doesn’t matter if you’re a climate change believer, or a staunch climate change sceptic – this video story from Cornish farmer Heather Rogers, is a touching glimpse […]

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Rolling pen

This video proves that there’s a solution for everything. Introducing ‘The Rolling Pen’ - a pen on wheels that helps move ewes and new-born lambs in and around the lambing barn.

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Follow this farm machinery fanatic

If you’re a bit of a farm machinery nut, you’ll probably want to subscribe to balmesh’s YouTube channel. The prolific photographer and cameraman uploads scores of videos onto the site every week, sometimes one or two a day. Here’s one of his latest – a montage of some of his favourite clips from the 2011 farming year.

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14 uses for a plastic bottle on the farm

Question: How many uses are there for a plastic bottle? Answer: If you’re a Ugandan farmer, with little money but lots of initiative, about 14.

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All hail our hedges

The average farmer spends 100 hours every year managing hedgerows – and that’s before they’ve got to the business of actually producing food. That’s my favourite statistic in this Open Farm Sunday video fronted by Adam Henson. This year’s event is on 17 June so get the date in your diaries now.

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Farmer Dave is a media master

Ever heard of Farmer Dave from Australia? I hadn’t either, but it seems that he’s a bit of a phenomenon. In 2006 the farmer’s son took 3 months away from his family’s sheep farm in Brigalow, Queensland, to appear on the Australian version of Big Brother. The country boy was a huge hit with viewers, […]

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Animators create world’s worst farmer?

I can’t think where the inspiration for this video came from, but the animators who made it seem to think that farmers only do three things. 1) drive quad bikes, 2) build stunt ramps out of animals, and 3) set fire to barns. If that was the case, they wouldn’t be farmers for very long.

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