A NEW podcast that features young people's views on progressive farming has launched. 

The podcast, recorded at the Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC), is part of the How Farming Can Cool the Planet project, funded by Farming the Future. 

Dan Grist, Devon young farmer and podcaster, interviewed people from the The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC), Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK) and FLAME, the youth branch of the Landworkers Alliance.

Dan, who grew up on his family's beef and sheep farm, said: “Hopefully this episode will give you a real flavour of the many inspiring conversations and debates that were had at the conference. 

“Some would argue that one of the things farmers have a pretty bad reputation for is their ability to communicate, whether that’s with each other or with the general public.

"If we are going to make our food systems more sustainable, if we’re going to shorten food supply chains, then farmers and the industry need to know what the consumers want. Consumers need to have a better understanding of where their food comes from, this is what I am passionate about.”

Listen to the podcast below

Bizza Walters, Worcester YFC member, took part in the podcast. 

“I’d really like to see more young people involved at a decision-making level within food and farming” said Bizza.

“I think it’s really important that the younger generations are here to have a voice and hear what’s going on and have their say because we are the future generations.

"We are going to be the ones who are taking over food and farming and producing food for the nation and the rest of the world.”

The podcast also featured Arooj, an inner-city graduate; new entrant farmer Phoebe and Edinburgh philosophy and politics student Leo. 

The podcast was recorded as part of the How Farming Can Cool the Planet Project which aims to bring together students, FLAME members and young farmers with different lived experiences.