New TV show launched for farmers

The Farm Advisory Service (FAS) is launching a new TV show designed specifically for farmers that recreates traditional on-farm visits and learning.   

FAS TV, delivered by SAC Consulting (part of Scotland’s Rural College), will air fortnightly and replicate the knowledge sharing that traditionally happens at local on-farm meetings, lost due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Each 30-minute programme will deliver technical messages, with real farmers demonstrating advice in practice.

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Jennifer Struthers, FAS TV producer and senior consultant at SAC Consulting, said: “Lots of rural TV shows are not intended exclusively for farmer audiences. We believe there is a gap in the market for TV made from a farmer’s perspective.”

Throughout 2021, 25 episodes of FAS TV will cover a wide range of topics across sectors. There will also be regular updates on regulatory and policy changes. 

Filming will take place across Scotland, giving farmers the opportunity to visit farms from Stranraer to Shetland from the comfort of their own homes.

The episodes coming up in the five-episode spring special at the end of March will cover: 

  • Economic and environmental benefits of calving at two-years-old
  • Utilising grazing systems when milking with robots
  • Protecting your soils: Use of high flexion tyres
  • Fit-to-farm: Advice on physical and mental health
  • Colostrum management at lambing time
  • Woodland for shelter.

Follow the FAS on YouTube and watch FAS TV when it launches at the end of March.