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YOUNG FARMERS

Gloucestershire gay young farmer shares his coming-out story

Stuart Gardener is typical of a farming 20-something. Having grown up with agriculture “in his blood”, the 28-year-old would love to have his own farm one day. In the meantime,…

YOUNG FARMERS

Opinion: Time to preserve all that is good about Young Farmers

The party is over for our young farmers. No encore. No last hurrah. After a 50-year roller-coaster, the essence of what makes the Young Farmers’ Clubs so special is dead.…

FARMLIFE

Flindt on Friday: My short-lived meeting with farm landlord

Spare a thought for our landlord’s agent. I bet he usually visits proper farms, with proper facilities for very important meetings: a smart office (probably in a converted barn), with…

FARMLIFE

Video: Farming rap sensation raises cash for NFYFC

A new-found rapping sensation has released a track inspired by life on the farm and tasty British pork – and listening to this banger will help fund our young farmers.…

FARMLIFE

Video: How to train a sheepdog and pick the best breed

Sheepdogs are an integral part of a farming team and there seems to be no end to a well-trained working dog’s talents. From rounding up a flock on difficult terrain…

FARMLIFE

Video: Heatwave takes its toll on farmer and her stock

The long hot summer has been a joy for many people in the UK, but it's thrown up several problems for livestock farmer Sarah Denne to tackle. In the latest…

Young farmers

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YOUNG FARMERS

The girl who ditched a marketing career to be a sheep farmer

Boasting an advertising and marketing background combined with zero farming experience, Laura Hodgkins doesn't sound like the most obvious candidate to take on a sizeable farm tenancy with 2,000 breeding…

YOUNG FARMERS

Gloucestershire gay young farmer shares his coming-out story

Stuart Gardener is typical of a farming 20-something. Having grown up with agriculture “in his blood”, the 28-year-old would love to have his own farm one day. In the meantime,…

YOUNG FARMERS

Opinion: Time to preserve all that is good about Young Farmers

The party is over for our young farmers. No encore. No last hurrah. After a 50-year roller-coaster, the essence of what makes the Young Farmers’ Clubs so special is dead.…

Events

Farmers Apprentice

Farmers Apprentice aims to help young people from all walks of life get a foot on to the farming ladder. See more on the ten young apprentices who have been selected to take part in a bootcamp on July 2018.
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Flindt on Friday

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FARMLIFE

Flindt on Friday: My short-lived meeting with farm landlord

Spare a thought for our landlord’s agent. I bet he usually visits proper farms, with proper facilities for very important meetings: a smart office (probably in a converted barn), with…

FARMLIFE

Flindt on Friday: Eco warriors have lost their consistency

Sometimes, when you’re arguing with the anti-conventional-farming brigade, all you want is a bit of consistency. Take, for instance, the anti-GM crop crowd: in recent times, it has been hard…

Josh Dowbiggin

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YOUNG FARMERS

Josh Dowbiggin: Keep calm and counter vegan argument

A few weeks ago I agreed to engage in a head-to-head debate with a vegan called Nik for a BBC Three series about differing opinions. I had mixed emotions about…

YOUNG FARMERS

Video: FW columnist Josh Dowbiggin takes on hardcore vegan

Young farmer Josh Dowbiggin has delivered a masterclass in how to deal with extreme vegan rhetoric in a BBC3 short video. The Farmers Weekly Awards reigning Ag Student of the…

Health and wellbeing

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING

The farmers who turn to motorsport deal with stress

Farming can sometimes be the one thing which dominates everything, brewing feelings of stress, loneliness, depression and even boredom. Putting time aside to step away from the work treadmill that…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Documentary aims to break silence on gay people in farming

A short film inspired by the gay son of a farmer is seeking to open up conversations about farmers who may be struggling in silence with their sexuality. Two years…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Epic 3,700-mile cycle to raise thousands for farming charity

An epic cycle marathon across Britain kicked off today (20 June) with an ambitious aim of raising £100,000 for a charity that supports farmers through tough times. In a tour…

LIVESTOCK

Farmer Focus: From time to time, we all need encouragement

A few weeks ago at NFU Scotland we had a catch-up with the Royal Scottish Agriculture Benevolent Institution (RSABI) about the current situation, and it has been on my mind…

Pictures from you

Videos and photo stories

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FARMLIFE

Video: How to train a sheepdog and pick the best breed

Sheepdogs are an integral part of a farming team and there seems to be no end to a well-trained working dog’s talents. From rounding up a flock on difficult terrain…

FARMLIFE FRAMED

Upload your farming photos and videos to FW’s new galleries

We've got some exciting news for all of our snap-happy readers – Farmers Weekly’s galleries are back and they're better than ever before. Earlier this year we launched our new…

FARMLIFE

Video: Heatwave takes its toll on farmer and her stock

The long hot summer has been a joy for many people in the UK, but it's thrown up several problems for livestock farmer Sarah Denne to tackle. In the latest…

FARMLIFE FRAMED

Farmlife Framed: Pool parties, harvest and sunsets

Welcome to Farmers Weekly’s photo series – Farmlife Framed. We’re incredibly lucky to be sent a shedload of photographs by our fantastic readers, keen to share a snapshot of their lives. From…