Sinopse

Will Evans visits farms around the country to explore the subject of farming diversification. How are farmers creating new income streams and new business models? What challenges have they overcome and what do they think the big opportunities are? Stories and advice from those who have successfully diversified, as well as farming experts from NFU Mutual.For more detail, NFU Mutuals full report on farming diversification is available here: www.nfumutual.co.uk/farming/farmingiversification/

Episódios

  • The increased importance of winter security on the farm

    The increased importance of winter security on the farm

    23/10/2020 Duração: 23min

    As the clocks go back Will talks to Robin Till from NFU Mutual's Risk Management Services and PC Steven Kaminski from Cheshire Police to talk about the security challenges at this time of year, and to offer practical advice for the farming community.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Succession Planning in the Farming Community

    Succession Planning in the Farming Community

    01/10/2020 Duração: 45min

    Will is joined by Milly  Fyfe,  who  farms  in  Northamptonshire  and  has  been  through  the  succession planning process  with  her  own  family,  Heather  Wildman  from  Saviour  Associates,  who  specializes  in  facilitating  succession  planning,  and  Sean  McCann,  a  chartered  financial  planner  from  NFU  Mutual. Together they discuss this challenging subject and offer their thoughts and advice. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Agricultural contractors and their role in the farming industry

    Agricultural contractors and their role in the farming industry

    22/09/2020 Duração: 23min

    Will is joined by Ian Maddever, an agricultural contracting expert, and Charlie Yorke from NFU Mutual to talk about agricultural contracting, how the industry has changed and the role it now plays in the farming industry. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Financial considerations for farmers

    Financial considerations for farmers

    03/09/2020 Duração: 15min

    Will is joined by Matthew Bennett and Martin Ansell from NFU Mutual, to talk about things farmers should consider and be aware of in terms of investments and pensions. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

  • The latest on rural crime as part of the 2020 Rural Crime Report

    The latest on rural crime as part of the 2020 Rural Crime Report

    04/08/2020 Duração: 22min

    Will is joined by Rebecca Davidson, NFU Mutual’s Rural Affairs Specialist, to talk through the results of the report and Detective Constable Chris Piggott from the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service to talk about the latest trends. Rebecca and Chris talk about crime under Coronavirus, what is being done to tackle the problem, and offer tips and advice to prevent rural crime. 

  • The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust and the work of its partners, including tackling mental health issues in farming

    The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust and the work of its partners, including tackling mental health issues in farming

    21/07/2020 Duração: 28min

    Will talks to Ruth Poulten from NFU Mutual, Jan Welch from RSABI, Mark Thomas from the Farming Community Network and Jason Alexandra from the Samaritans. They discuss how the farming community has been affected over the last few months and what is being done by charities to help.

  • Bonus episode – Harvest Safety

    Bonus episode – Harvest Safety

    12/06/2020 Duração: 05min

    As the farming community gears up for harvest this year, Will speaks to one of NFU Mutual’s experts on rural affairs, David Harrison, on how to keep yourself, your employees and friends and family safe

  • A new health and safety Coronavirus-related service for Farmers

    A new health and safety Coronavirus-related service for Farmers

    13/05/2020 Duração: 16min

    Will records an interview with Evita Van Gestel from NFU Mutual Risk Management Services, to understand what the health and safety challenges are for farmers as a result of Coronavirus and find out about NFU Mutual’s new, free health and safety service

  • An update on Coronavirus support for Farmers

    An update on Coronavirus support for Farmers

    10/04/2020 Duração: 15min

    Will records an interview with Jim McLaren, farmer and NFU Mutual President, to get his perspective on the Coronavirus situation, and find out more about how NFU Mutual are supporting the farming community

  • Bonus Episode – Livestock Worrying

    Bonus Episode – Livestock Worrying

    17/02/2020 Duração: 02min

    Livestock worrying by dog has seen a significant increase in the last five years, Will speaks with one of NFU Mutual’s experts on rural affairs, David Harrison to find out more.

  • Diversifying as a weddings venue at Quantock Lakes

    Diversifying as a weddings venue at Quantock Lakes

    07/02/2020 Duração: 33min

    Find out how a farming family turned their fortunes around by diversifying into the wedding industry. Will talks to sister and brother Naomi and Andrew about the difficult decisions they needed to take and then how they’ve been able to grow business.

  • Wine making at Court Garden

    Wine making at Court Garden

    05/12/2019 Duração: 35min

    Will heads to East Sussex to learn how an historic sheep farm survived foot and mouth by diversifying into growing vines and making award-winning wine. He goes through the whole viticulture process and also finds out how the new business co-exists in harmony with sheep herd, as well as harnessing the power of the local community.

  • Agri-tech and how it’s revolutionising the industry

    Agri-tech and how it’s revolutionising the industry

    06/11/2019 Duração: 34min

    Will is at Intelligent Growth Solutions in Scotland to understand how vertical farming works and how it can create a perfectly controlled environment for growing. He also visits CowAlert to see the latest in livestock tagging technology, and talks more widely to the experts about how agri-tech is shaping the future of farming.

  • Bonus Episode – Extreme Weather

    Bonus Episode – Extreme Weather

    14/10/2019 Duração: 04min

    With winter approaching, advice on what farmers can do to prepare for extreme weather and limit the damage – Will records this bonus episode with David Harrison – one of NFU Mutual’s experts on rural affairs.

  • Treehouse accommodation on a small farm in Worcestershire

    Treehouse accommodation on a small farm in Worcestershire

    16/09/2019 Duração: 34min

    Nicky and John Bevan have developed two luxury treehouses for paying guests. Will hears the story of how they had the idea and the hard work that went into them, and restoring the old parsonage and tithe barn, as well as the challenges of running a small farm and building up the Hereford herd.

  • Bonus Episode – Arson Prevention

    Bonus Episode – Arson Prevention

    21/08/2019 Duração: 02min

    Advice on what farmers can try and do to prevent arson attacks on hay and stray stacks - Will Evans recorded this short bonus episode with Tim Price - one of NFU Mutual's experts on rural affairs.

  • Tackling Rural Crime

    Tackling Rural Crime

    05/08/2019 Duração: 23min

    The NFU Mutual Rural Crime Report 2019 is out, and Will is in the Scottish Borders to talk through the findings and what’s changed in the last year. He’s joined by a number of different people on the front line of tackling rural crime and offering practical help and advice to combat the problem.

  • Creating an online shop at The Present Tree

    Creating an online shop at "The Present Tree"

    15/04/2019 Duração: 36min

    Catherine Cunningham set herself the challenge of creating an online business from the family farm in County Antrim with a small initial investment. 5 years later, The Present Tree sells thousands of tree gifts every year, and are planning further expansion. Will Evans is in Northern Ireland to discover the secrets behind Catherine's success, and explore the benefits and challenges of diversifying without potential customers coming onto the farm.

  • Drones

    Drones

    08/02/2019 Duração: 35min

    Drones are fun to play with, but can they have a significant impact on our everyday work on the farm? What real-life farming problems can they solve? And how do you make sure you’re not breaking any laws or regulations?Will Evans visits Hampton House Farm in Warwickshire, talking to enthusiasts, experts, the Civil Aviation Authority and even the police, to bring you all the details.

  • Holiday Rentals  Speedboat Tours at Portnellan Organic Farm

    Holiday Rentals & Speedboat Tours at Portnellan Organic Farm

    10/01/2019 Duração: 31min

    On the banks of Loch Lomond, Poertnellan Organic Farm has diversified to welcome holiday makers and tourists with 4-star cottages, glamping and speedboat tours. Will Evans meets Chris Scott-Park and his father David, to hear how they've breathed new life into their business.

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