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Farming Today This Week

27 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 09 November 2013

Charlotte Smith travels into the heart of the Peak District to meet a young farming couple, Kirsty and Paul Storer, on the day they receive the keys to their new home. Hayes Farm is a 42-acre small holding complete with a beautiful stone farmhouse and outbuildings. It may look pretty as a picture but Charlotte also discusses the drawbacks and difficulties of farming land you don't own.
Paul and Kirsty are well up for the challenge though - something which has impressed their landlord, the Peak District National Park Authority. Estates manager Chris Manby joins the team on the farm and shares his thoughts on the benefits of tenant farming and why he chose Paul and Kirsty - who were up against tough competition - to take over Hayes Farm. Charlotte watches as landlord and tenant sign the contract and shake hands on a seven-year tenancy.

And we look back over a week of special reports, including the NFU's National Tenant Farmers Conference in Harrogate.

Presented by Charlotte Smith and produced by Anna Jones.


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