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National prize for photos showing realities of farming

A collection of photographs detailing “Honest Agriculture” has won a national award for farmer’s son and photography student, Jac Williams. Originally from north Wales, Mr Williams is a final year…

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…

FARMLIFE

6 highlights from 2018 Great Yorkshire Show

Throughout the 2018 events season, we’ll be bringing you regional coverage of the UK’s best-loved agricultural and countryside shows. These events showcase the best of British farming and food, while…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: Guilty confession - I'm loving the drought

I have a terrible secret. It’s keeping me awake at night. I’m struggling to keep it to myself, but I like to think that here, tucked away inside the back…

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…

FARMLIFE

Combine-driving 90-year-old grandma still at the helm

A 90-year-old grandmother has been called an “inspiration” by farmers after a picture of her cutting winter barley in a Claas combine was posted online. Granddaughter Emma Foot, a third-generation…

Young farmers

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YOUNG FARMERS

NSA launches £1,000 travel bursary in memory of ex-chairman

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has launched a biennial award in memory of former NSA chairman Samuel Wharry from County Antrim, who died suddenly in May last year aged 56.…

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

Why more high-flyers are returning to the family farm

Record numbers of people are returning to family farms after high-flying careers in other industries. Colleges are catering for the demand with courses specifically designed to appeal to farmers’ sons…

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: The never-ending story of tractor buying

As the years pass, some skills are lost. Physical abilities wane – the days of hand loading a seed drill with hundredweight bags are long gone, and even when the…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: Guilty confession - I'm loving the drought

I have a terrible secret. It’s keeping me awake at night. I’m struggling to keep it to myself, but I like to think that here, tucked away inside the back…

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…

Photos and video

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FARMLIFE

National prize for photos showing realities of farming

A collection of photographs detailing “Honest Agriculture” has won a national award for farmer’s son and photography student, Jac Williams. Originally from north Wales, Mr Williams is a final year…

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…

FARMLIFE

Video: Documentary shows joys and stresses of turnout

Our favourite farming documentary series British Farming has released its fifth episode, this time encapsulating the joys and the stresses of spring turnout on a typical British farm. The candid…

FARMLIFE FRAMED

Farmlife Framed: Little lambing helpers and changing seasons

As ever, we have been snowed under with our readers’ brilliant farming photos – we love seeing them, so please do keep them coming in. This time we have picked…