Thursday, October 19, 2017

Interview: Jerome Starkey, Countryside Correspondent for The Times

1. You've been at the Times for a while, what drew you to move to the Countryside Correspondent post? I spent the last ten years abroad. Five in Afghanistan and five in Africa. I think...

What will the housing White Paper mean for the green belt?

Today the Government will set out its housing White Paper, promising to tackle the 'broken' housing market and build more affordable homes. Among the measures expected to be unveiled by Communities Secretary Sajid David...

Free ‘Future of Farming’ course available online

The University of Reading are offering a free three week course entitled "The Future of Farming: Exploring Climate Smart Agriculture". Available through FutureLearn, the course can be completed at your own pace and offers...

STCC stunned by devastating pollution on the River Teifi  

Conservationists from the charity, Salmon & Trout Conservation Cymru (S&TCC), are shocked by the devastating impact of a pollution incident on the River Teifi, which has killed vast numbers of fish and potentially other...

Ploughing a straight furrow

On a cool Sunday morning in early November, I head out to the local vintage tractor and engine club's annual ploughing match. Each year this event draws tractor enthusiasts, old and new, from miles away....

Horsmonden Fair – Sunday 11 September 2016

The aptly named village of Horsmonden in the High Weald is the site of an annual horse fair, held on the second Sunday in September and one of the last horse fairs in the...

The Pros and Cons of an Apprenticeship – as an Employer

Last week we covered how an apprenticeship might be a good option for an employee to enter their desired field of work. This week we will look at it from the employer’s perspective to...

The Pros and Cons of an Apprenticeship – as an Employee

There are many perks for both employee and employer when it comes to apprenticeships and it is an absolutely fantastic choice if you prefer practical learning. This is especially pertinent in land-based sectors such as...

Driverless tractors and cow sensors

The trend for investment in agriculture technology or ‘agri-tech’ is gathering pace. For investors looking at alternative options, the sector is certainly worth considering but, to understand the market it is important to discover...

Today is Open Farm Sunday

Thanks to Open Farm Sunday, today is your chance to explore local farms and discover how agriculture shapes the world around you. Entry to most farms is free, and activities on offer ranging from...