I wanted to be Tom Cruise, not a woman in agriculture!

I wanted to be Tom Cruise, not a woman in agriculture!

I have a confession – ever since my early teens I have wanted to be Tom Cruise!! I want to soar through the skies in a fighter jet, doing twists and turns as he did in the film Top Gun.  What I didn’t want to be was a women working in the agricultural and rural sector...
Protecting the future of rural youth

Protecting the future of rural youth

Rural places have no future without young people. Wherever I travel, the world over, this is a universal truth; when our youngsters leave it’s rare that they return, and if they don’t return, then rural places lose crucial services – schools, health services, sports...
Open Farm Sunday – the new Rock & Roll

Open Farm Sunday – the new Rock & Roll

Will Evans is a Welsh farmer. A couple of years ago he started a podcast called Rock & Roll Farming, he did it because no-one else was telling the farming industry’s story from a farmer’s perspective. He interviews a different person every week and it’s always...
A holiday isn’t a holiday without some farming

A holiday isn’t a holiday without some farming

It’s February and we’ve (Jane & her husband Mike) travelled 1,185 miles from Aberchirder to Chateaux D’Oex in Switzerland for some late winter skiing. We’re staying in a regional ‘nature park’called Gruyère Pays-d’Enhaut, 90-minutes from Geneva, an area that...