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15 weird and wonderful field names shared by farmers

Borrow Bread, Dear Bought, Purgatory, Gaudy Close, Ding Dong… just a few of the field names in a new book about their origins. Here are some of your favourite (or…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Hannah Jackson: It's not selfish to take time off the farm

Let’s talk balance. This may go against the grain of the common internal fight most farmers face – the expectation that farming life means we work every hour possible. I’m…

FARMLIFE

Somerset farmers to be made 'homeless' by council farm sale

A farming family in Somerset are set to lose their home and their business within weeks after being told to pack up and leave their council farm. Dairy farmers Sue…

YOUNG FARMERS

Video: A day's lambing with FW's Young Farmer of the Year

Lambing 2019 has been a relatively straightforward affair for Farmers Weekly's reigning Young Farmer of the Year, Jacob Anthony – a welcome relief after tough and bitterly cold season last year. The…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: Uncertainty's the only certainty in farming

Many years ago, when life seemed simpler, and when the fridge wasn’t cleaned out daily by hulks, we had enough spare cash to go and enjoy a day’s racing. We’d…

YOUNG FARMERS

The young farmer who launched a machinery repair business

A young farmer from South Wales has launched a machinery repair business, setting himself the ambitious target of having his own dealership within a decade. Tom Jenkins founded Jenkins Agricultural…

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Hannah Jackson: It's not selfish to take time off the farm

Let’s talk balance. This may go against the grain of the common internal fight most farmers face – the expectation that farming life means we work every hour possible. I’m…

YOUNG FARMERS

Video: A day's lambing with FW's Young Farmer of the Year

Lambing 2019 has been a relatively straightforward affair for Farmers Weekly's reigning Young Farmer of the Year, Jacob Anthony – a welcome relief after tough and bitterly cold season last year. The…

YOUNG FARMERS

The young farmer who launched a machinery repair business

A young farmer from South Wales has launched a machinery repair business, setting himself the ambitious target of having his own dealership within a decade. Tom Jenkins founded Jenkins Agricultural…

YOUNG FARMERS

Jacob Anthony: Farm improvement starts with the farmer

It’s all too easy for us as farmers to become immersed in habit and stuck in a rut of repeating the same processes over and over again. Many of us…

Flindt on Friday

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FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: ‘Slow farming’ - a tonic for the spirit

Nothing beats a bit of “slow farming”. We’ve done weeks of rushing round like mad things with high-speed drills and even faster 24m sprayers (yes, I know that’s small these…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: Uncertainty's the only certainty in farming

Many years ago, when life seemed simpler, and when the fridge wasn’t cleaned out daily by hulks, we had enough spare cash to go and enjoy a day’s racing. We’d…

Jacob Anthony

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YOUNG FARMERS

Video: A day's lambing with FW's Young Farmer of the Year

Lambing 2019 has been a relatively straightforward affair for Farmers Weekly's reigning Young Farmer of the Year, Jacob Anthony – a welcome relief after tough and bitterly cold season last year. The…

YOUNG FARMERS

Jacob Anthony: Farm improvement starts with the farmer

It’s all too easy for us as farmers to become immersed in habit and stuck in a rut of repeating the same processes over and over again. Many of us…

Health and wellbeing

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Hannah Jackson: It's not selfish to take time off the farm

Let’s talk balance. This may go against the grain of the common internal fight most farmers face – the expectation that farming life means we work every hour possible. I’m…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Video: Day in the life of a farmer training for triathlons

Most farmers would barely have time to catch their breath during lambing season, but one Lincolnshire farmer is managing to train for a triathlon as well. Watch the video diary…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

5 strong entries to Britain's Fittest Farmer 2019

The final countdown has begun for farmers to enter Britain's Fittest Farmer 2019, with about two weeks left until the shortlisted applicants are announced. So far almost 180 photo and…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Britain's Fittest Farmer finalists to compete at YFF19

Important announcement: The Young Farmers Festival is postponed until 2020, the new date will be announced soon. The Britain's Fittest Farmer live final will go ahead on 4 May as planned…

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YOUNG FARMERS

Video: A day's lambing with FW's Young Farmer of the Year

Lambing 2019 has been a relatively straightforward affair for Farmers Weekly's reigning Young Farmer of the Year, Jacob Anthony – a welcome relief after tough and bitterly cold season last year. The…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Video: Day in the life of a farmer training for triathlons

Most farmers would barely have time to catch their breath during lambing season, but one Lincolnshire farmer is managing to train for a triathlon as well. Watch the video diary…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

5 strong entries to Britain's Fittest Farmer 2019

The final countdown has begun for farmers to enter Britain's Fittest Farmer 2019, with about two weeks left until the shortlisted applicants are announced. So far almost 180 photo and…

YOUNG FARMERS

Video: Is this farming's most unusual new entrant?

Philosophy graduate Sam Robinson, who was raised in Oxford, would seem a pretty unlikely new entrant to farming.  But with no industry knowledge or background, the 27-year-old moved to the…