Monthly Archives: October 2013

Farming Hall of Fame

28.03.13 Farming Hall of Fame We launched the Farming Hall of Fame on 28th March 2013 to mark our 1 year anniversary of live chats. Nominations were invited as to who would be a good addition to the Hall of

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Farming and ill health

03.10.13 Farming and ill health Farming causes a wide range of injuries and ill health, this fact is not disputed. It is therefore the reaction to such an event that determines its underlying severity, influenced by staff cover, job responsibility,

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Farm safety

12.09.13 Farm safety A shift in mindset, a sensible attitude and a respect for danger were the triumvirate of recommended practices for farm safety adoption. Farming is a lone working industry, with accidents too frequent and shortcuts too easy due

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The EU Hokey-Cokey: In or Out for Agriculture?

02.05.13 The EU Hokey-Cokey: In or Out for Agriculture? Discussion archive There was a feeling of frustration towards UK agriculture’s relationship with the EU. Many voiced their concerns over membership but ceded that having Europe onside with the industry was

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Animal welfare and antibiotics – at what price?

11.04.13 Animal welfare and antibiotics – at what price? Discussion archive The overriding message from this discussion was that prevention rather than cure is the preferred approach and essential for animal health and spending on illness is very different to

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Off farm incomes – using your agricultural skills for second incomes

30.05.13 Off farm incomes – using your agricultural skills for second incomes There was a high transferability of skills from agriculture for off-farm incomes, with hot tubs, carpentry and video presenter all quoted as work done by farmers. Common sense

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Question Time: Agricultural journalist panel

29.08.13 Question Time: Agricultural journalist panel discussion archive A slightly different AgriChatUK discussion to normal, this one featured 7 of the industry’s top agricultural, environmental and food journalists taking questions on their roles, editorial drivers, opinions on social media, and

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Social media: exploring its value for rural business

23.05.13 Social media: exploring its value for rural business There was no doubt that twitter is the preferred social media platform of choice for farmers and rural businesses due to its reach beyond the industry, the sharing of best practices

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Farming review of 2012

27.12.12 Farming review of 2012 discussion archive The one hour special review of farming in 2012 understandably centered on the impacts of the weather, which started with the drought in January but then developed into consistently wet weather which washed

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