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Future Farming Podcast: Nic Renison

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In this month’s Future Farming podcast, Janet Hughes talks to Nic Renison. 

Nic farms with her husband Paul on the edge of the North Pennines in Cumbria, where they produce cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens. They are part of a growing movement towards regenerative farming that has been picking up pace since 2014. 

Nic is on the steering group for the Nature Friendly Farming Network (NFFN) and is part of the Carbon Calling @carboncallfarm regenerative conference organising team.

In this podcast, Nic shares her approach to farming and her views on the future of the industry and the English countryside.

Janet and Nic also discuss farm life in the North Pennines and the Renisons’  homemade version of the eggmobile.

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Read the full transcript

Follow Nic on Instagram @renisons_farm and Twitter @NRenison

Photos from Nic's farm

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  1. Comment by mark taylor posted on

    Really great conversation, really informative and inspiring. Totally agree with Nic's comments and approach. My only concern is that this is in a protected landscape and if new hedges and fences are been planted everywhere, how does this tie in with the local landscape?

  2. Comment by Tam Mayor posted on

    Really inspiring! Thanks to Janet and Nic for sharing this story. What I don't understand is why there is no mention of regenerative agriculture, or agroecology in the ELMs? I think if Defra could help to champion this transition to nature-friendly farming that is not just sustainable, but regenerative, this would help to make it a less marginal approach.


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