Future Farming Podcast: Neil Heseltine

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Future Farming Podcast: Neil Heseltine

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Future Farming Podcast Neil Heseltine


In our first ever Future Farming podcast, Janet Hughes talks to Neil Heseltine.

Neil is a farmer and the Chair of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. He works with The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA), The Nature Friendly Farming Network (NFFN) and Land Workers' Alliance.

Neil was born and grew up on Hill Top Farm at Malham in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. He runs the farm with his partner Leigh Weston.

In this podcast, Neil shares his approach to farming and his views on the Future Farming Programme. Janet and Neil also discuss sustainability, profitability and care for our environment.

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