Today Ben speaks to a man who is no stranger to agri podcasting or indeed broadcast journalism in general – Surrey farmer and Farmers Weekly podcast host Hugh Broom. Hugh worked full time as a broadcast journalist in radio for 10 years first in local radio in Reading before moving to Capital Radio, LBC and Classic FM in London and then going part time with BBC Radio Five Live doing news and travel until it moved to Manchester. Throughout that period he was also running the family farm in Surrey where he’s the fourth generation to farm. The business is currently focussed on rearing dairy beef cattle but in the past also had a sheep enterprise and various direct sales ventures. From 2004 to 2009 he wrote for Farmers Weekly and when they launched their podcast at the beginning of Covid, Hugh was the obvious choice to sit alongside Johann Tasker as co-host. He’s sat on numerous NFU committees in various roles including as south east livestock chair and National Beef Chair.
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Image credit: Hugh Broom