Farmlife and community

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FARMLIFE

New charity support to help manage stress and farm succession

New training workshops to help farmers manage stress and talk constructively about succession and planning for the future have been created by a coalition of farm charities. The Farming Community…

YOUNG FARMERS

Mike Neaverson: Collaboration is key to growing OSR

Just like Dastardly and Muttley, I now spend much of my winter trying to stop the pigeon. Back in the recent past when every man and his dog grew oilseed…

BOOTS AND HEELS

Boots and Heels S2, E8: Animal welfare with Amy Jackson

What does "animal welfare" really mean? Do we need more labels on our food? What does the data reveal? With Veganuary a huge topic of conversation, we speak to writer…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: Tractor work beats driving by country mile

It’s the middle of January, the Quality Street tins are empty (except for the ghastly coconut ones, of course), the days are getting noticeably longer, and I’m getting itchy tractor…

FARMLIFE

What 2022 holds in store for these farmers

With agriculture entering a period of unprecedented change, a cross-section of farmers and Farmers Weekly readers share what the coming months might mean for them. Some of these farmers are…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Rabi launches two new farmer mental health support services

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (Rabi) has launched two new services - counselling and mental health training - in response to the concerning findings of the charity’s major farm survey…

Young farmers

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YOUNG FARMERS

Mike Neaverson: Collaboration is key to growing OSR

Just like Dastardly and Muttley, I now spend much of my winter trying to stop the pigeon. Back in the recent past when every man and his dog grew oilseed…

FARMLIFE

What 2022 holds in store for these farmers

With agriculture entering a period of unprecedented change, a cross-section of farmers and Farmers Weekly readers share what the coming months might mean for them. Some of these farmers are…

YOUNG FARMERS

Bridgette Baker: Ed Sheeran's rewilding plans are off key

“We aren’t fans of Ed Sheeran anymore,” Dad said, over our morning cup of tea. The musician, it seems, has joined the rewilding bandwagon, declaring he is going to “rewild…

FARMLIFE

New Farmlife columnists' hopes for 2022

Thanks to everyone who entered our Farmlife columnist competition. There were many super entries, but we picked our favourites, and the two writers will be regular contributors to our Farmlife…

Flindt on Friday

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FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: Tractor work beats driving by country mile

It’s the middle of January, the Quality Street tins are empty (except for the ghastly coconut ones, of course), the days are getting noticeably longer, and I’m getting itchy tractor…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: Strange medieval ways still relevant today

Over a boozy shoot lunch, talk turned to local history and, specifically, a little patch of land just north-east of here called Wolf Hanger. The collective wisdom around the table…

Boots and Heels

Becca and Lizzie

Health and wellbeing

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SUCCESSION PLANNING

Why poor succession planning can impact mental health

Numerous aspects of farming can negatively impact upon mental health, but the one many might not have drawn a line to is the eternal pressures surrounding succession. Though succession is…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Farm charity gives advice on mental health in winter months

The festive period can bring mental health challenges for farming families but help is out there, say support organisations. Darker days, colder weather and Christmas and the new year can…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Video: Britain's Fittest Farmer 2021 - the final

The competition was intense, but two winners have now been crowned in Farmers Weekly's iconic initiative, designed to spark a discussion about mental and physical health in the countryside. Erica…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Analysis: The grim state of mental health in agriculture

Women, farmers who keep livestock and those running smaller enterprises are the most likely to be struggling with their mental health, results from the recent Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution’s (Rabi)…

Britain's Fittest Farmer

British agriculture’s hit health and wellbeing competition has crowned its 2021 winners. Watch all of the action (in the video on the right) from the final and find out who the winners are and their approach to mental and physical health.
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Videos and photo stories

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BOOTS AND HEELS

Video: Boots and Heels Christmas special 2021

Wreath making? British produce? Hot chocolate by the fire? That can only mean one thing… Christmas! For this very special video episode, we prepare for the big day and invite…

FARMLIFE

Video: FW "knitted jumper" Xmas front cover sneak preview

Christmas jumper season has officially begun at Farmers Weekly, with a "knitted" design bringing a dose of festive cheer to this year’s Christmas double issue front cover, out on 17…

FARMLIFE FRAMED

Photos: Farm kids fill the frame

FW readers have are a great tradition in sharing photos. From the scenic and the serious to the fun and the funny, your pictures give a great insight into agriculture…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Video: Britain's Fittest Farmer 2021 - the final

The competition was intense, but two winners have now been crowned in Farmers Weekly's iconic initiative, designed to spark a discussion about mental and physical health in the countryside. Erica…