Monthly Archive: May 2004

County tenancies

County tenancies are still a significant part of the farming scene in Dorset. Graham Harvey talks to three people about their current experiences of tenant farming. Two are tenant farmers: Martin Kendall at Braitch Farm,...

DEFRA initiative

At Graston Farm, Burton Bradstock, Margery Hooking went to a meeting about a new type of training run under a DEFRA initiative. Contact info:     Andrew Bailey 01308 897603

Life past & present

Farm Radio is always interested in how farming life past and present run together. Bessie Wrixon, who is 81, invited Helen Wallbridge to Frogmore Farm at Toller Porcorum to go back over some of her...

Rural Leader

Andrew Dyke of Pineapple Farm, Solway Ash has taken on a new rôle; that of a Rural Leader. He talks to Farm Radio’s Geoff King.

Jack Dimond

Jack Dimond reads Chapter 5, part 2, of his own book, Dimond Gems

Silage-making

Timely silage-making tips from Duncan Forbes of the Kingshay Trust. www.kingshay.com

Children’s views

Children’s views on farming are heard all too rarely. To redress the balance, Julie Plumley went to a family farm at Bedchester.

Foster Care

National Foster Care Fortnight runs from May 10th – 23rd. Roger Crisp talked to Simone Harty of Dorset Social Services about the many advantages that farming families can offer to children who require care and...