Meet the Farmers

‘Farming is a long term game’ – with Ben Cooper

Today we’re heading to Wiltshire to meet arable and beef farmer Ben Cooper. Ben farms 800 acres alongside his brother and father in the Pewsey Vale of Wiltshire, growing wheat, barley, oats and canary seed as well as producing hay and straw. As well as the cattle and the crops Ben has helped the family diversify into ‘pick your own pumpkins’ and Christmas trees, and he also works off farm carrying out agricultural market research for clients across the ag industry as well as being a teaching fellow at the University of Reading. 

Image credit: Ben Cooper

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