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Farming, the Biggest Job on Earth

Author: BASF Agricultural Solutions UK

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BASF's ‘Farming, the Biggest Job on Earth’ podcast shares experiences from the people that grow and rear our food and care for the natural environment. Each episode, Jane Craigie talks to farmers about the realities of what they do and how they do it to bridge the gap between farming and the food on supermarket shelves. From the early starts and the constant decision making to fostering a shared love of food and UK produce, Jane gets to the heart of issues facing agriculture today to help us reconnect with where our food comes from. 

5 Episodes
Choosing a career path is a daunting experience that can be undertaken at any age. The agricultural sector offers opportunities for almost any skills but knowing what’s out there isn’t always obvious! In this episode of ‘Farming, the Biggest Job on Earth’ we explore careers in food, farming and the environment. The global food system is driven by the passion and expertise of the people within it and the career opportunities are numerous and constantly adapting. The podcast shines a light...
This episode’s conversations were recorded at a dinner bringing together people from across the food industry to celebrate the role of farming over a shared love of food and to discuss the challenges the industry faces. The evening was held at FarmED in the Cotswolds, a demonstration farm owned by Ian and Celene Wilkinson. Dinner guests included farmers alongside chef Ben Ebbrell, of Sorted Food fame, Government representatives, retail supply chain managers, Claire Evans the headteacher of an...
This episode shines a light on food availability and affordability, and the role that individuals, charities, and community groups play in making meals available for the 14 million people in the UK – 4 million of them children - who are struggling to eat. Farm businesses up and down the country are going beyond their commitment to food production by initiating incredible work that supports their local communities to eat, and to eat well. This is a celebration of just how key farming and farme...
The Festive Plate

The Festive Plate


Over the festive period people come together with friends, family and sometimes strangers to celebrate. Food plays an essential role in all our celebrations and the festive plate is the outcome of hard work and dedication from our farmers. We caught up with 3 farming families who supply our food from the traditional turkey to the carrots and sprouts that adorn our plates. We also reflect on just how different Christmas will be for some people around the world this year. We spoke to an Agricul...
In our first episode, we’re talking about all things bread. Where it comes from, how it’s made and our favourite types. We talk to Lincolnshire farmer Andrew Ward, who gives a frank picture of farming, and the role farmers play as stewards of the environment. Angus McDowell shares his experiences as a farmer, maltster, and miller from East Lothian and finally, we hear from Pete Welborn a third-generation family baker. Friends of BASF share their favourite bread and how they like to eat it and...