In our first ever Future Farming podcast, Janet Hughes talks to Neil Heseltine.
Neil is a farmer and the Chair of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. He works with The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA), The Nature Friendly Farming Network (NFFN) and Land Workers' Alliance.
Neil was born and grew up on Hill Top Farm at Malham in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. He runs the farm with his partner Leigh Weston.
In this podcast, Neil shares his approach to farming and his views on the Future Farming Programme. Janet and Neil also discuss sustainability, profitability and care for our environment.
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changing the entire direction of your farming business, not just playing the game of trying to gain DEFRA financial support without fully committing to the needs of the climate, ecology, society etc, is truly commendable. Neil and his farming family are an inspiration which hopefully motivate DEFRA to push for more radical changes in farming.
Change in farming to improve soil health and stimulate all the spin offs of improved biodiversity etc is the main way forward in the fight against rising levels of CO2.
I am a retired dairy farmer having spent 40 years in the industry. My children are both practicing "regenerative farming" techniques. Made me both proud and envious.