Officially called Landbased Engineering, the industry covers tractors and machinery for farmers, mowers for golf courses, stadiums and gardens, forestry equipment, off-road vehicles and much, much more.
But, how to wrap that up in a recognisable name for this podcast? I decided to call it simply, Inside Agri-Turf .
In this podcast series, I catch up with those at the sharp-end of the business who have views and opinions to share.
I hope there is much to learn and to enjoy in this series, whether you are 'in the business', or interested to hear more about a fascinating industry that plays such a pivotal role in food production, the care of the countryside and the upkeep of sporting and leisure facilities
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.
LATEST EPISODE: Published 20 October 2021
EPISODE 50: AGRI-TURF TALK with panel
For this 50th episode, I've invited four industry guests, all of whom have featured in earlier episodes, and all from very different backgrounds.
They are Kit Franklin from Harper Adams University, and the Hands Free Farm Project; David Hart, managing director Kubota UK; Will Foster, formerly Tank Training Manager in the British Army now ag machinery technician with Ben Burgess Ltd and Lauren Savage, finalist in the AEA Technician for 2021 Awards and AGCO apprentice with Chandlers Farm Equipment, Bristol branch.
The conversation was wide and varied from quotas on tractors and machinery in 2022, automated farming, apprenticeships, selling the industry to outsiders - and Jeremy Clarkson
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