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The Rural Business Podcast

If you are passionate about rural business, but seek a fresh approach with down to earth practical advice then you have come to the right place. Our delivery is not likely to be traditional, it might even get close to controversial!

Our regular podcasts will feature:

Guest appearances from industry leaders

Topical discussions on areas such as diversification, planning, marketing, accounting & ELMS

Regular Case studies featuring some of the UK's top rural businesses

Question and answer clinics

Sit back, relax and listen to our highly informative Podcast. We do like to have a bit of fun along the way but you can be assured that every session is dedicated to help educate, inspire and support your rural business journey or career. With some industry heavyweights lined up over the coming months we look forward to having you join us.

THE RURAL BUSINESS  PODCAST

Join us in our podcast journey. 

Do we know what we are doing? Let's be honest we are no experts but we have the kit, the personalities and the network to give it a really good go!

Upcoming Podcasts

EXCLUSIVE PODCAST SERIES

British Food & Farming: It’s not a case of ‘this’ OR ‘that’

Exploring the future of sustainable farming in the UK

In this exclusive limited series brought to you by the Rural Business Group, the Nation’s Favourite Farmer – Gareth Wyn Jones is joined by supply chain specialist Stephen Whyte as they aim to explore some of the most pressing challenges facing food production in light of the climate crisis and changing consumer preferences in food and drink consumption.

The series will focus on the Future of Farming debunking some of the misconceptions and myths which currently proliferate mainstream media, somewhat unfairly influencing public perception of farming and farmers.

The podcast will use a wide variety of sources, research and influences to reflect the reality which is so often left unreported, providing you with an informed perspective to balance the rhetoric. 

BRITISH FOOD & FARMING 1: What’s war in Europe got to do with it?

Most people have no idea that Ukraine and Russia combined produce over 25% of the worlds grain and a huge mount of global fertilizer raw materials. The impact of war means farmers can’t farm and therefore can’t produce. 

We explore the impact of the war in Ukraine on  the global supply chains.

BRITISH FOOD & FARMING 2: From global consumers towards self sufficiency

This episode focuses on what we produce in the UK: what we consume vs what we export and how much do we import.

We discuss the benefits of self sufficiency for UK farmers and consumers.

BRITISH FOOD & FARMING 3: Sustainability and biodiversity

Is this really Farmers v environmentalists? We discuss how biodiversity is essential for the planet, how rewilding isn’t the elixir of planetary rebirth and how the processes of regenerative agriculture & carbon sequestration in farming can benefit the planet.

Farmers are our best hope (that and reducing fossil fuel consumption!)

BRITISH FOOD & FARMING 4: It’s not a case of this or that

Farmers v Vegans and never the twain shall meat (see what I did there?). We talk about protein production and the elephant in the room - Intensive farming. The dietary choices we make - health v ethics.

BRITISH FOOD & FARMING 5: Policy for positive futures

We look at current policy which flies in the face of evidence presented in the previous episodes. We'll look at alternative approaches which balance sustainability, consumer choice, and positive economics.

25th May: Shropshire Festival

Jemma Clifford is joined by Beth from Shropshire Festival. Shropshire Festivals organise events across Shropshire and the UK. Jemma and Beth will be discussing produce hampers, events and most importantly medicine for the soul.

Regular episodes of the Rural Business Podcast

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Would you like to record a podcast with us?

If you have a topic close to heart and would like to get involved in our podcasts, maybe you'd like to come together with another business to discuss a shared passion. We'd love to hear your ideas! So pop over and fill in our Podcast Opportunities Form now.

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