These days there really is a podcast for everything, and farming is no different. Want to keep up with all the latest news in the industry, or pick up useful tips? Then you’ll want to find a good farming podcast to follow. Here are some of the best that you can check out right now.
Hosted by the Young Farmers Coalition, this podcast is focused on the news and issues that will affect farmers just starting out in the industry. If you are just getting started and want to know more about the world of farming, then you want to give this show a listen.
Their episodes have covered hemp farming in the US, ownership of land, and climate action and farming. There’s a lot to dig into here, and you’ll surely learn a lot.
2. Shark Farmer
If you want a podcast that’s easy to listen to, then you’ll want to check out Shark Farmer. “Host Rob Sharkey is highly entertaining, making this show a fun listen,” says farming writer Andrew Hayes, from Boom Essays and UK Top Writers. “You’ll also be amazed at how much you learn as you listen.”
In every episode, Sharkey interviews a different farmer to find out more about what they do and how they do it. You’ll pick up lots of ideas that you can take into your own work, and learn more about adjacent farming fields too.
This BBC show started out as a radio show and has been around for a whopping eight decades. As you’d expect, they draw on a huge wealth of knowledge to bring you everything that’s happening in farming right now. While they do focus on UK farming, there’s plenty here that’s useful to farmers all over the world.
Recent episodes have covered natural plant dyes, welfare in pig rearing, and food production in the UK post-Brexit. Be aware that episodes stay available on the site for just 7 days, so you’ll need to listen to them quite quickly.
If you’re interested in the burgeoning hemp farming industry in the US, then you’ll want to listen to this podcast. Hosted by farming newspaper Lancaster Farming and editor, Eric Hurlock, you’ll hear all about how farmers are getting started in the industry and the different challenges they face.
All episodes are between 11 and 55 minutes long, and there are no ads in them so they’re an easy listen. This is one show that all farmers should check out, to see what’s happening in this new industry.
This is another well-established podcast that started out as a radio show. Call of the Land started over 60 years ago and is still going strong. “This show is targeted at people in Alberta, Canada, but it’s something that all farmers can learn from,” says journalist Fiona Marshall, from Paper Fellows and State of Writing. “As such, it’s one podcast you’ll want to put into your feed.”
For example, recent episodes have covered topics such as plastic recycling on farms, so the episodes are relevant to you no matter where you are. You’ll want to give this podcast a try as you’ll learn a lot.
There’s no denying that when it comes to farming, there’s always going to be a political aspect to your work. That’s something explored in this podcast, hosted by Shaun Haney. He covers topics such as political oversight in farming, current legal proceedings, and more.
The website is updated every single day, so you can keep going back to see exactly what’s happening. Many farmers use the site as their top source of news, as it’s well-researched and designed for them. If you want to stay in the loop and know what’s happening, then this is the podcast you should check out.
These are some of the best podcasts that you’ll want to check out if you want to learn more about farming. These shows offer a lot of value and are a great way to stay up to date with everything that’s happening in the industry right now.