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Episode 1: What's in the Box? Unpacking
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Episode 1: What's in the Box? Unpacking "Resilience" and Ricardo's Future Farming Resilience Fund

In the first episode of The FFRF Resilient Farmer Podcast Manuela speaks to Dave Freeman, head of Ricardo's Agriculture team, about why the FFRF programme was created and what the word "resilience" actually means when it comes to farming.

Episode 2: Making your books work for you; financial literacy with Christine Thompson
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Episode 2: Making your books work for you; financial literacy with Christine Thompson

In this episode of The FFRF Resilient Farmer Podcast, Manuela speaks to Christine Thompson from ABT about changing the way you think about basic accounting terms to make book-keeping more than just a tick box exercise and the book-keeping training module available through Ricardo's FFRF programme.

Episode 3: Farming in Later Life; Aging with Resilience
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Episode 3: Farming in Later Life; Aging with Resilience

In this episode of The FFRF Resilient Farmer podcast, Manuela de Mendonca speaks to George Cook, Senior Farm Business Consultant at The Andersons Center and Mark Thomas, Head of Services at the Farming Community Network (FCN). They discuss how farming is one of the best industries to age in, the pitfalls that come with retiring where you've always worked, and how to discuss succession with the right people.

Episode 4: Sitting both sides of the table
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Episode 4: Sitting both sides of the table

In this episode of The FFRF Resilient Farmer Podcast, Manuela speaks with Fraser Hugill, Regional Coordinator for Ricardo's FFRF programme. They discuss what it was like for Fraser receiving the advice for his own business, how he recommends other farmers approach the programme, and what not to do when you're getting free advice.

Episode 5: Extreme and unusual weather
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Episode 5: Extreme and unusual weather

In this episode of The FFRF Resilient Farmer Podcast, Andrew Wells from Arable Alliance speaks about how unusual weather patterns are affecting mixed and arable farmers in England. He discusses practical ways to cope with these, how to support other farmers who are struggling and where to look for support.



Episode 6: Diversification and women in farming
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Episode 6: Diversification and women in farming

In this episode of The FFRF Resilient Farmer Podcast, we hear from Heather Copley of Farmer Copley's. Heather tells the story of Farmer Copley's inception and development, the impact this has had on farms in the surrounding area and lessons learnt, including the tale of 18,000 pumpkin pickers.

Episode 7: Taking the Pain out of Health and Safety
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Episode 7: Taking the Pain out of Health and Safety

In this episode of The FFRF Resilient Farmer Podcast, Stephanie Berkeley from Farm Safety Foundation, Yellow Wellies explains how to approach health & safety in a way that makes it easy. She discusses how to build good habits, bringing mental health into everyday conversations and how being injured at work affects your business and family members. 

For health & safety resources, visit Resources - YellowWellies.org or sign up for personalised advice at Future Farming Resilience Fund (ricardo.com).

Episode 8: The elephant in the barn... Discussing mental health in farming.
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Episode 8: The elephant in the barn... Discussing mental health in farming.

In this episode of The FFRF Resilient Farmer podcast, Stephanie Berkeley discusses how to look after yours and other people's mental health and how to start those conversations if you haven't had them before. 

Episode 9; What is a Resilient Farmer?
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Episode 9; What is a Resilient Farmer?

In this episode of the FFRF Resilient Farmer Podcast, we revisit previous talks with guests, and get their opinion on what it means to be a resilient farmer.