Meet the Farmers

When Farming Meets Radio – Hugh Broom

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. 

Meet the Farmers is produced by RuralPod Media, the only specialist rural podcast production agency. 

Please note that this podcast does not constitute advice. Our podcast disclaimer can be found here. 

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 

If you have a business interested in getting involved with podcasting check us out at RuralPod Media. We’d love to help you spread your message. 

Please subscribe to the show and leave us a review wherever you are listening. 

Follow us on social media

Instagram @mtf_podcast

Twitter @mtf_podcast

Watch us on Youtube here


Howden Rural Insurance

This episode is sponsored by our primary sponsor Howden Rural Insurance.


Show References

Image credit: Hugh Broom

Sign up to our newsletter

Be the first to hear about our podcast releases and rural insights by signing up for our newsletter.