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Natural England Hampshire Downs Farmland conservation Podcast

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This podcast series aims to promote and enhance farmland conservation by sharing inspiring stories from farmers and advisers with farmers and the general public. Farmers and landowners can learn and be inspired to be involved in farmland conservation, while the wider public will be educated and informed about our work, while learning what and why farmers do on their farms for wildlife. The podcast is a series of interviews with flagship farmers and advisers who are not only local leaders and respected amongst their peers, but they are also implementing progressive management across the land they manage. Rather than Natural England and conservationists talking at farmers and land managers, these influencers can empathise and understand the challenges and motivations behind managing for wildlife and Countryside Stewardship. An honest rapport with these forerunners is far more valuable than a well-groomed soundbite. I have talked to five farmers and two facilitators from across the Hampshire Downs Focus Area all with different approaches and attitudes but all achieving huge gains for wildlife on the land they manage. With the development of ELMS, many people are keen to hear how things can move forward on farms from an on the ground perspective.

This podcast series aims to promote and enhance farmland conservation by sharing inspiring stories from farmers and advisers with farmers and the general public. Farmers and landowners can learn and be inspired to be involved in farmland conservation, while the wider public will be educated and informed about our work, while learning what and why farmers do on their farms for wildlife. The podcast is a series of interviews with flagship farmers and advisers who are not only local leaders and respected amongst their peers, but they are also implementing progressive management across the land they manage. Rather than Natural England and conservationists talking at farmers and land managers, these influencers can empathise and understand the challenges and motivations behind managing for wildlife and Countryside Stewardship. An honest rapport with these forerunners is far more valuable than a well-groomed soundbite. I have talked to five farmers and two facilitators from across the Hampshire Downs Focus Area all with different approaches and attitudes but all achieving huge gains for wildlife on the land they manage. With the development of ELMS, many people are keen to hear how things can move forward on farms from an on the ground perspective.
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This podcast series aims to promote and enhance farmland conservation by sharing inspiring stories from farmers and advisers with farmers and the general public. Farmers and landowners can learn and be inspired to be involved in farmland conservation, while the wider public will be educated and informed about our work, while learning what and why farmers do on their farms for wildlife. The podcast is a series of interviews with flagship farmers and advisers who are not only local leaders and respected amongst their peers, but they are also implementing progressive management across the land they manage. Rather than Natural England and conservationists talking at farmers and land managers, these influencers can empathise and understand the challenges and motivations behind managing for wildlife and Countryside Stewardship. An honest rapport with these forerunners is far more valuable than a well-groomed soundbite. I have talked to five farmers and two facilitators from across the Hampshire Downs Focus Area all with different approaches and attitudes but all achieving huge gains for wildlife on the land they manage. With the development of ELMS, many people are keen to hear how things can move forward on farms from an on the ground perspective.

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English

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0208026883


Episodes

Henry Edmunds

7/2/2019
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The final episode of this series of the Natural England Hampshire Downs Farmland Conservation Podcast is available for download! This interview is with award winning organic farmer and naturalist Henry Edmunds of the Cholderton Estate. Henry has been leading the way for organic farming for decades and talks wonderfully about the virtues and methods of … Continue reading "Henry Edmunds"

Duration:00:21:32

Francis Buner

6/25/2019
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Episode seven of the Natural England Hampshire Downs Farmland Conservation Podcast is available for download! It is the third of three discussing cluster farms. This interview is with Francis Buner of the Game and Wildlife conservation Trust. He leads on the international PARTRIDGE project and on the demonstration site Rotherfield Estate. Listen to the interview … Continue reading "Francis Buner"

Duration:00:20:48

Debbie Miller

6/18/2019
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Episode six of the Natural England Hampshire Downs Farmland Conservation Podcast is now available for download! It is the second of three discussing cluster farms. This week we hear from Debbie Miller who works with a group of farmers within the Selbourne cluster near Winchester. Click this link to find out a bit more about … Continue reading "Debbie Miller"

Duration:00:17:57

Kate and Derek Faulkner

6/11/2019
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Natural England have released our very first podcast and episode five is the first of three discussing cluster farms. This interview on the Hampshire Downs Farmland Conservation Podcast is with Kate and Derek Faulkner of Norton Farm and the Selbourne cluster near Winchester. For more information on cluster farms see the website: https://www.farmerclusters.com/. Listen to … Continue reading "Kate and Derek Faulkner"

Duration:00:31:58

Tim May

6/4/2019
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Episode four of the Natural England Hampshire Downs Farmland Conservation Podcast is here! This week we hear from Kingsclere estates’ Nuffield Scholar Tim May about his approach to farming the Hampshire Downs. His work influencing Agricology is definitely worth a listen! Listen below or subscribe in all major podcast libraries such as iTunes and Spotify … Continue reading "Tim May"

Duration:00:24:55

Leroy Collis

5/29/2019
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Here’s the latest instalment of the Hampshire Downs Farmland Conservation Podcast! This week we interview local farmer Leroy Collis to discuss Catchment Sensitive Farming. This national programme works with farmers to improve water and air quality in high priority areas. CSF offers farmers free training, advice and support for grant applications. Listen to the interview … Continue reading "Leroy Collis"

Duration:00:07:41

David Miller

5/22/2019
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Episode 2 of the Natural England Hampshire downs Farmland Conservation Podcast is available to download now! We interview David Miller of the Wheatsheaf Farming Company. He is an award winning farmer caring for the health of his soil. Listen to what he has to say here: https://wp.me/PaJjGU-2 or subscribe in all major podcast libraries such … Continue reading "David Miller"

Duration:00:18:59

Nick Rowsell

5/10/2019
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We’ve interviewed Nick Rowsell who manages farms across the north Hampshire Downs. He’s an award winning farmer who manages his farmland and business to produce the maximum amount of crops whilst also creating space for wildlife Listen to the interview below or subscribe in all major podcast libraries such as iTunes and Spotify by searching … Continue reading "Nick Rowsell"

Duration:00:25:55

Episode One: Nick Rowsell

5/7/2019
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We’ve interviewed Nick Rowsell who manages farms across the north Hampshire Downs. He’s an award winning farmer who manages his farmland and business to produce the maximum amount of crops whilst also creating space for wildlife Listen to the interview below or subscribe in all major podcast libraries such as iTunes and Spotify by searching … Continue reading "Episode One: Nick Rowsell"

Duration:00:25:55