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  • Published: 15 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409071549
  • Imprint: BBC Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

Countryfile: Adam's Farm

My Life on the Land

An absorbing look at a year in the life of the UK's most famous farmer.

In 2001, Adam Henson was chosen from 3,500 applicants to become a presenter on Countryfile. Adam's agricultural knowledge and open manner soon made him a popular figure and when the programme moved to its current Sunday evening slot in 2009, he began to present a weekly report from his own farm in the Cotswolds.

There, the ups and downs of the farming calendar, as told in Adam's straight-talking fashion, soon became one of the most popular parts of the programme as viewers watched him endure the stress of TB testing and his sadness at losing valuable cattle as well as the highs of spring lambing.

Adam has also pioneered diversification in his business, loaning his rare breed collection to period films such as Emma and Braveheart, rescuing threatened breeds of sheep, developing spring barley for a heritage brewery and welcoming visitors to his Farm Park.

This is the first book by Adam Henson, and it is an enthralling, first-person account of the drama, emotion and sheer hard work that is life on Adam's Farm.

  • Pub date: 15 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409071549
  • Imprint: BBC Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the Author

Adam Henson

Adam Henson presents Countryfile, often from his 650-hectare farm in the Cotswolds. Having studied Agriculture at college, Adam took over Bemborough Farm from his father, Joe. The farm now grows wheat, spring barley and oilseed rape, runs a flock of 400 commercial ewes and has the UK's leading collection of rare breeds, many of which are in demand for film sets and advertisements. Cotswold Farm Park (www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk) offers a total countryside experience for all the family, welcoming more than 100,000 visitors each year.

Adam presented Lambing Live with Kate Humble, writes for Countryfile magazine and has appeared on Radio 4's On Your Farm and Farming Today. He is the author of three previous books, Adam’s Farm: My Life on the Land, the Sunday Times bestseller, Like Farmer, Like Son and A Farmer and His Dog.

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