Chris has worked in the agricultural and turfcare machinery industry since the 1960s, both for manufacturer and dealer. He subsequently launched industry trade magazines which he built up over 30 years before selling them.
He also edited a number of magazines for industry bodies before 'retiring' in 2019.
When lockdown came in the Spring of 2020 he decided to teach himself podcast production and audio editing. The result is Inside Agri-Turf. Using his extensive 60 years industry experience and industry know-how, he launched the first episodes in July 2020 and has quickly grown a substantial number of listeners worldwide.
Podcasts, powerful storytelling
Welcome to Agri-Turf podcasts, giving the listener the choice on what to listen to - and when.
They provide relevant content on an unheralded industry
They are deeply personal.
They remain accessible long after initial production
They give a voice to anyone with a story to tell.
They are all about people, their achievement and ambitions
INSIDE AGRI-TURF is a news and feature-led podcast packed with stories and conversations with those at the heart of the farm, turfcare, garden and outdoor power equipment market.
Over 80 episodes produced by the end of October 2022, 79% of listeners are in UK and over 30 other countries, and more than 4000 unique listeners.
Available on all the leading apps such as Apple, Spotify, Goggle.
AGRI-TURF AGENDA is a paid-for podcast produced to the exact requirements of companies or organisations who wish to communicate with customers, dealers or the general public. Includes script preparation, recording, full editing to final approval, hosting and links for social media or embedded player for website.
CURRENT EPISODE NO:83
NURTURING BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS
with John Ryan
One of the most active and prominent in recent years has been Lawn Care Legends, a community of independent turf care contractors who share stories about recent contracts, challenging locations, show off beautiful striped lawns, equipment preferences, and have staged meetings at SALTEX (right)
And from that has emerged a spin-off group, the Dealer Network who use the platform to look for hard-to-get machines and spare parts, offer surplus machines, workshop tools and equipment, share experiences with customers, seek advice from other dealers on complex service issues – and engage in banter about the trial and tribulations of everyday trading.
Both groups were the brainchild of my guest today, Northern Ireland-based turf contractor John Ryan.
THE UK wine production is expanding year-on-year. I'll be talking to wine writer, wine traveller and wine grower Chris Boiling about his experiences, and to Ian Beecher Jones, owner of JoJos Vineyard in Henley on Thames about his use of precision agriculture techniques, drones, data collection and robots.