OnFARM Podcast

OnFARM Podcast: Carbon audits and soil sampling: Preparing for Sustainable Farming with ScotGov

Borders beef farmer Giles Henry regularly does soil sampling and carbon testing on his farm and has done for many years. He tells Monty what he gets out of it, and how it feeds into his business planning. In April 2022, a Scottish Government incentive scheme was launched - to provide farmers and crofters with funds to support carbon audits and soil sampling.

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ONFARM Podcast: RHET at the Royal Highland Show

The 200th anniversary Royal Highland Show was also a welcome return to the RHET Discovery Centre at Ingliston. In this episode, Anna chats with RHET education manager Katrina Barclay, and a host of volunteers and supporters helping children to learn more about the working Scottish countryside. We also hear from Alan White and Amy Eakin from law firm Gillespie Macandrew, who are big supporters of RHET, and who are kindly partnering with us for this episode.

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OnFARM Podcast: Back with a flourish! The 2022 Royal Highland Show

Were you there? Did you have fun? After a long wait, the 200th anniversary Royal Highland Show arrived with gusto - and what a weekend it was. The perfect blend of work and pleasure, there’s no doubting the Highland Show is a world-beating event, that most of us would be lost without.

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OnFARM Podcast: Go Rural from Inverness

Our latest 'Days Out On Your Doorstep', takes in farm visitor experiences within easy reach of Inverness, with Go Rural Scotland. Go Rural encourage people in Scotland’s towns and cities to get out into nearby countryside for farm experiences, short breaks, and food and drink days out. This time, Emily Esson visits Edinvale Farm, Fearn Farm, Castlecraig Farm, and Bogrow Farm.

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OnFARM Podcast: Organic conversion on the Rattray Estate: Calum Clark

Anna has a tour of Rattray Estate and a chat with farm manager Calum Clark, a recent convert to #Organic. Calum shares his enthusiasm for farming and particularly for his herd of Beef Shorthorn cattle. Made in partnership with @ScottishOrganic

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OnFARM Podcast: From oil to oats and Dubai to ducks - Michael Medlock

Michael Medlock recently returned from Dubai - where he had a lucrative career in oil and gas – to run his family’s organic farm near Laurencekirk in Aberdeenshire. The enterprise is primarily organic gluten-free oats, but they are building up a business rearing chicken and ducks. For an episode in partnership with SOPA (the Scottish Organic Producers Association), Anna visited Michael for a chat and a tour of his farm.‍

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OnFARM Podcast: The 200th Royal Highland Show - coming soon!

"If we had lost this show, I would have presumed I was jinxed - but, all being well, we're looking at a barnstormer". RHASS Chairman Bill Gray has been sharing his thoughts and feelings ahead of the 200th Royal Highland Show this June. Bill's chairmanship has been a rollercoaster ride through the Covid period, but he looks set to end his tenure on a high.

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OnFARM Podcast: Helping It Happen from SLE - celebrating rural champions

The Helping It Happen awards from Scottish Land and Estates are now open to nominations - with a deadline of 18th July 2022. The awards recognise the role of estates, farms, rural businesses and individuals in helping rural Scotland to thrive - whether that's through providing affordable rural housing, supporting local businesses, or working with schools to support rural skills.

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OnFARM Podcast: Go Rural from Glasgow

Our latest 'Days Out On Your Doorstep', takes in farm visitor experiences within easy reach of Glasgow, with Go Rural Scotland. Go Rural encourage people in Scotland’s towns and cities to get out into nearby countryside for farm experiences, short breaks, and food and drink days out. This time, Leeanne Coyle visits Kilmacolm Farm Tours, the Round House at Craigmaddie Muir, Errington Cheese, and Forth's Wee Farm Distillery. These attractions and many more can be found at goruralscotland.com

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OnFARM Podcast: Gareth Baird, 2022 Ed Rainy Brown Memorial Award winner

Gareth Baird was visibly emotional on receiving the 2022 SAOS Ed Rainy Brown Memorial Award. He was given the honour after a career of exceptional service to co-operation and collaboration in farming, food, and rural Scotland. Moredun Foundation chairman Gareth has been described as “quite simply one of the greatest co-operators of our age". We find out why in this episode…

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