Meet the Farmers

5 Years of Just Farmers

Today we’re marking the 5th anniversary of Just Farmers, which if you don’t know it, is a unique communications project for British agriculture. It was founded by agri journalist Anna Jones following her Nuffield Scholarship and has seen dozens of farmers pass through its doors. So today we’re going to reflect back on those 5 years, ask what Just Farmers is all about, how it helps farmers and the media and ask what it’s future might be? Ben is joined by its founder Anna Jones as well as rural affairs journalist and broadcaster Tom Heap and two farmers who have been through the Just Farmers programme – Charles Goadby (who was in the first group) and Ceri Squire (who was in the most recent, seventh group). 

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About Ben and  RuralPod Media

Ben Eagle is the founder and Head of Podcasts at RuralPod Media, a specialist rural podcast production agency. He is also a freelance rural affairs and agricultural journalist. You can find out more at or 

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Show References

Image credit: Just Farmers

Just Farmers website – Connecting you with independent farmers – Just Farmers

Mercer Family Charitable Foundation

Frank Parkinson Agricultural Trust

The Royal Countryside Fund

Central Region Farmers Trust

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