About the ‘live’ Hosts
LEAF Chief Executive Caroline is based in Cornwall where her husband also runs a dairy farm. Caroline has implemented strategic change within agriculture and is excited to share her story of LEAF’s journey, and introduce you to the cattle!
Jake is the farm manager at Overbury Enterprises, Gloucestershire. Responsible for a large arable unit and sheep enterprise set in the Cotswold AONB on the slopes of the Bredon Hills. Overbury also holds status of being LEAF Marque certified. https://www.overburyenterprises.co.uk/
William is the Farm Manager at the Jersey Royal Company, the largest, totally integrated farming operation on Jersey that grows, harvests, grades, packs, ships and markets Jersey Royal new potatoes. They’re a newly launched LEAF Demonstration Farm, and have been producing LEAF Marque certified produce since 2005. Tune into William’s live tour to find out all you need to know about farming on Jersey and the Jersey Royal potato! https://www.jerseyroyal.co.uk/
Helen and John Renner
Home for John and Helen Renner is North Bellshill farm; situated in North Northumberland over looking the stunning coastline of Lindisfarne and Bamburgh castle. It is a family run business with animal welfare, the environment and the community at its core. http://www.bellshillfarm.co.uk/home/4593483736
Yorkshire Based dairy farmer runs a herd of 100 cattle producing milk and ice cream for their own farm shop and cafe, ‘Our Cow Molly’. Alongside packaging and pasteurising their milk to send out to some larger suppliers in Sheffield. Ed is keen on his technology and is working with Sheffield university on some Dairy focused work. http://www.ourcowmolly.co.uk/
Ally Hunter Blair
Well known social media presence, and star in ‘Born Mucky’, Ally is an arable farmer based in Herefordshire. Having suffered badly by the floods over winter, Ally has a fascinating story to tell, alongside his love for drones! https://twitter.com/Wyefarm
Set in the beautiful scenes of Isle of Arran; Ailsa, Donald and family run a beef and sheep farm, alongside growing barley that’s sold locally to produce Isle of Arran whiskey. They have a successful diversification consisting of two holiday cottages and farm experiences. https://www.bellevue-arran.co.uk/
Recently being crowned a ‘Carbon Neutral’ farm, as certified by the United Nations, Duncan farms in Northamptonshire and plays a vital role in ensuring his farm is sustainable and productive. You’ll get an insight into arable farming, wildlife on the farm and lots about sustainability! https://www.farrington-oils.co.uk/
Rona and Neville farm the most southerly point of mainland Britain, in the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. Education and family farming are at the heart of their mixed farm, with outstanding views and strong family values. https://www.tregullasfarm.co.uk/
Tom runs a mixed sheep and arable farm set in and around the beautiful Cambridgeshire village of Haddon, near Peterborough. He and his wife, Lisa are passionate about the local community and showing people what happens the other side of the farm gate throughout the year. They have pioneered a new approach to linking up farmers with schools called ‘Farmer Time’. https://twitter.com/Farmer_Tom_UK
LEAF Education Regional Consultant, and farmers Daughter Beth will be giving you a live milking demo at 6pm! Based on her parents dairy farm in Pembrokeshire, she’ll be chatting all about the importance of grass in a grass based dairy herd in the heart of wales. https://twitter.com/BethSimons12
Based in Herefordshire, Soft Fruit and LEAF Demonstration Farmer Anthony Snell is just approaching his busiest time of year. Find out all you need to know about where the fruit you buy comes from! https://www.ajandcisnell.co.uk/
Arable Farmer Tom was planning on hosting his first LEAF Open Farm Sunday this year, on his farm in Cambridgeshire. With some trial plots, sugar beet and a sneak peak into the combine, Tom will be finishing off the day with partner, Alice Midmer, former LEAF Demonstration Farm manager.